Two Banksy originals secretly sold in Central Park now up for auction
The street artist's cheap surprise
As part of Banksy's 'Better Out Than In' residency which took place last year, the artist hired a man to sell some of his artworks at a stall in Central Park, where one lucky person bought two canvases for just $60 each.
Next month, the two artworks are set to be auctioned off by Bonhams in London with expected sale prices of £70,000 and £50,000 respectively.
The two signed, spray-painted canvases which the buyer selected himself are called Kids on Guns (two children standing on a hill made of guns and bombs) and Pooh Bear (which depicts Winnie the Pooh and a dollar sign-labelled honey pot laying on the ground beside him).
The unique artworks were authenticated by Banksy a day after the sale, with a post on his website that read, "Yesterday I set up a stall in the park selling 100% authentic original signed Banksy canvases. For $60 each. Please note: this was a one off. The stall will not be there again today."