Banksy’s Street Art Sale Stunt: Proving a Case That Street Art is Just as Niche as “High” Art?

Saw this article on a friend’s facebook feed from mashable.com about infamous street artist Banksy’s latest stunt in the name of art and social commentary.  It showed this recent video of a art sale Bansky staged in NYC this weekend (among the other Central Park art stands).  It was attended by an old man and sales were, lets say, not optimal.

I often talk about street art as being more accessible than high art. However, this anthropologist is now posing the observation that perhaps street art is just as niche, but in a different way.

I welcome thoughts / discussion.  What do you think kept this world renowned artist from not beating buyers away with a stick?

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