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Hautelook Will Hold a Banksy Flash Sale This Afternoon

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Update: And it's live.

Banksy, the incognito graffiti artist whose stencils and other works have garnered international fans and haters, has shown up in the most unexpected of unexpected places today: Hautelook, the flash sale site owned by Nordstrom. Titled "Banksy: The Elusive Street Artist," the sale is snuggled between "The W Hotels Bed Collection" and "Smart Solutions: Makeup Storage." Its description reads:

Who is Banksy? While the elusive street artist may never reveal the answer, we get more than a glimpse of the man behind the graffiti through his art. The pseudonymous artist offers his take on myriad topics—from politics to pop culture—through bold stencil-style works charged with dark wit. This array features some of his most thought-provoking pieces, all turned into ready-to-hang canvas prints.

Followers of the guerrilla style artist will know he's currently finishing up a residency in New York for the duration of October, which included, along with a scavenger hunt of works around the city, a physical "pop-up shop" in Central Park where "graffitied" canvases were sold for $60. The blow-by-blow of his stay is documented on Banksy's personal blog, and a few of the canvases in the mock-living rooms are recognizable from the surprise sale earlier this month. The event goes live today on Hautelook at 1pm PST/4pm EST, and will no doubt turn up on his blog—if it is indeed a sanctioned sale.
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