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Isn't it ironic? Walmart selling 'Destroy Capitalism' by Banksy prints

Corporation is selling alleged prints of graffiti artist's work for $57.99 to $868.99.

By Evan Bleier

Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Prints of a piece by graffiti artist Banksy called “Destroy Capitalism” are available on Walmart's website for $57.99 to $868.99, although the validity of the works appears to be up in the air.

Jo Brooks, Banksy's publicist told LAist, "The Banksy canvases you showed me are counterfeit reproductions and we are currently dealing with Walmart about them."

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LAist’s art expert, Jake Dobkin, found the situation amusing. "I think he'd probably appreciate the irony of a monstrous corporation appropriating his anti-consumerist art and selling it at a markup without giving him any money -- that's pretty punk rock."

But a Walmart spokesperson said that the prints are being sold by third-party sellers.

“These items are sold through our Marketplace third-party sellers Wayfair and PlumStruck…We will also instruct Wayfair and Plumstruck to review their artwork to ensure the descriptions are accurate. They’ve provided great products and experiences to our customers and are contracted to comply with product copyright, safety, testing and certification requirements. We’ll work closely with them on the review.”

The absurdity of the situation was not lost on the Twitterverse:

[LAist]

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