Why is art? Banksy, offering originals for the correct answer, asks

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PHOTO FILE: British artist Banksy, including vesting previously worn by Stormzy, has had original works of art as part of an installation within a shop front, prior to online sales, in Croydon, Britain 1 October , 2019. REUTERS / Peter Nicholls

LONDON (Reuters) – British street artist Banksy is selling stab vest from Union Jack, riot helmet 'disco balls'; and 'designer handbag'; made of brick to randomly selected buyers who can answer the question: “Why is art?”.

The works are provided in the “Gross Domestic Product” online shop, with prices starting at 10 pounds ($ 13) for Banksy's branded aerosol to 850 pounds for the stab vest as Stormzy spent at the Glastonbury Festival in June. .

Customers cannot purchase a maximum of one item, according to the rules on the website. Applications will be selected at random and then reduced by the question ‘Why is the art?, Crossing the‘ Why ’.

An unbiased and independent judge will assess the answers, that is to say, a professional comedian, the website (shop.grossdomesticproduct.com/).

The original products, which will be awarded a certificate of authenticity on the second year of purchase, are priced well below market value.

“Don't register now if you're a rich art collector,” said the site.

Works from the elusive street artist, who never disclosed his name, have a value.

More than $ 12 million was sold earlier this month with Banksy's grand painting of chimps sitting in the British parliament, a price that was auctioned for his work.

The products available in the online shop are on display in the Women's temporary shop in Croydon suburb in London south.

Reporting by Paul Sandle; editing by Guy Faulconbridge

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