A few weeks ago, the elusive artist who goes by the pseudonym Banksy announced his month-long "residency" in New York City. During this time, works and installations have appeared randomly throughout the city. On a recent Saturday, a booth by Central Park offered "graffiti art" canvases by an anonymous artist at $60 apiece, that in reality - as later announced to be Banksy's work - are reportedly actually worth up to $30,000 apiece in the international art market. As a result of this and other stunts, the artist's name became a top trend on Google. Today, a possible but unconfirmed Banksy sighting truly displayed the public's mad interest in acquiring his work: what appeared to be a series of "WANTED" of the Disney's Aladdin arch-villain Jafar - his name in Arabic, no less, reminiscent of post 9/11 Bin Laden posters - appeared neatly posted on artboards on a wall directly off Manhattan's popular Canal Street. By noon, crowds had long already seized these prized possessions - essentially, an interesting feat of public vandalism on artistic vandalism.
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