Fake Banksys Sell Much Better Than the Real Deal
Stand told customers they weren't the genuine article
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Oct 21, 2013 2:16 PM CDT
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(Newser) – When the real Banksy set up a humble Central Park stand, selling canvases for $60 each instead of the tens of thousands they were worth, he sold just three paintings. A week later, the not-at-all-genuine article fared much better. Artist, author, and prankster Ken Circelli set up a stand at the exact same spot, selling knock-off Banksys for the exact same price, the New York Post reports. "Fake Banksy" the sign on the stand clearly read, and each piece came with a "Certificate of Inauthenticity." Circelli says he sold all 40 pieces in an hour, "including the price sign."

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Oct 22, 2013 6:43 AM CDT
Certificate of Inauthenticity. Brilliant!
Oct 21, 2013 8:46 PM CDT
Welcome to America - the land of the unintelligent, where the obviously disingenuous is worth more to people than the authentic.
Oct 21, 2013 7:37 PM CDT
It is very interesting to find out the ways our brain fails us.