International man of mystery Banksy has invaded the streets of New York, where the elusive British street artist is spending a monthlong "residency." Over the weekend, he gave New Yorkers a chance to buy his artwork, which often goes for hundreds of thousands of dollars, for a very affordable price. On his website, Banksy wrote, "Yesterday I set up a stall in the park selling 100% authentic original signed Banksy canvases. For $60 each." And he posted the above video that shows an old man selling the spray art and also offering hugs and kisses to the customers. One woman even negotiated 50 percent off!
The sale was a one-off event only for the lucky few who passed by and decided to spring for the art. But everyday New Yorkers and tourists have been enjoying Banksy's signature graffiti stencils around town and uploading photos of them on Instagram. Check some out below.
Banksy healed a broken heart in Brooklyn.
Banksy got poetic in Queens.
Banksy knows that nothing goes together quite like a dog and a fire hydrant.
See the rest below!
Banksy's "Sirens of the Lambs" movable piece made an appearance in Bed Stuy.
One of his pieces got tagged in NY.
This Lower East Side installation had armed soldiers and horses in night-vision goggles.
This Banksy went up in the LES, too.