Hoax of the Day: Verkauf von gefakten Banksy Werken in den Straßen New Yorks

22.10.2013
Willy
Art & Design

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Banksy macht gerade täglich durch neue Aktionen auf sich aufmerksam. Eine davon war, dass er einen Pop-Up Shop im Central Park einrichtete, in dem er seine Werke für 60 $ das Stück an den Mann brachte. Dort kamen an einem  Tag schlappe 420 $ zusammen. Die Aktion wurde jetzt praktisch nochmal wieder holt. Und zwar von Dave Cicirelli, Lance Pilgrim und George Gross. Der einzige Unterschied hierbei ist, dass die drei gefakte Banksy Bilder verkauften. Für den gleichen Preis und sogar mit Fake-Zertifikat. Und jetzt Achtung: Die haben mit 40 Artworks rund 2400 Dollar gemacht. Schade, Banksy.

On October 13, the infamous street artist Banksy attempted to sell $60 canvases (worth tens-of-thousands of dollars each) to unsuspecting New Yorkers. In seven hours, he had just three customers. When news of this broke, the story took over New York. In that echo of media hype, we saw an opportunity for a little mischief, and a chance to make a statement about the nature of hype, public personas, and the value of art. […]

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Same price. Same images. Same location. Everything was the same–we even got Lance’s father Michael to be the salesman. Everything was identical…except for two things: The public consciousness had changed [and] Our work was completely worthless.

We were open about this. Our sign said “Fake Banksy.” Mike assured every customer that it was fake. Each canvas even came with a legally notarized “Certificate of Inauthenticity,” claiming that what they bought was not an original Banksy. It didn’t matter. We sold everything in less than an hour. Including the price sign.

FAKE BANKSY SELLS OUT

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Willy Dr. Lima

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