The Banksy Art Stand

Drones dropping books, interactive TV, Banksy's $60 art and more in our weekly look at the web

When Banksy makes a move the world runs wildly after him. That’s what makes his latest prank the best of his New York excursion to date. The artist quietly set up a Central Park art stall, where he sold original works for $60, unbeknownst to passers-by that they were real Banksy works. A few people ultimately took pieces home, the first of which haggled for a 50% discount. The stall closed with a total earning of $420, in stark comparison to one 2008 canvas of his which sold for $1.8 million. Banksy’s been tearing up NYC and there is still more to be expected, but we can’t imagine anyone will reap the benefits like those Central Park buyers.