Busted! Walmart Caught Selling Bogus Banksy Prints
Always low prices on unauthorized forgeries – always! – and hilariously ironic on a number of levels. Perhaps Walmart should just change their slogan to “Anything, Legal Or Otherwise, For A Buck”:
You really can get anything at Walmart. Even a Banksy print, sort of.
The retail giant’s website is listing a number of pieces of art as Banksy prints, even though they aren’t, according to the artist’s publicist. The publicist said the series of prints listed on Walmart.com are at best “counterfeit,” at worst based on different street art entirely, according to LAist.
It’s funny enough that Walmart, symbol of global capitalism, had been selling fake Banksy prints. But one, entitled “Destroy Capitalism” takes it to another level:
Too good. Walmart told The Huffington Post that it’s “disabled” the “Destroy Capitalism” piece (although the link still worked for us upon publication). The retailer additionally noted that the art is being sold by third parties, and that it’s working to ensure “all items are accurate before they appear in the marketplace.”