Although his first attempt to sell the FAILE prayer wheel was shut down, the street art scavenger who swiped the sculpture off North 6th Street in Williamsburg is still trying to sell the work for the thousands of dollars itâ€™s allegedly worth. Unfortunately for him, thereâ€™s no guarantee the work is authentic, typically a requisite for buyers to drop serious loot on artwork. And with the possibility that FAILE would simply disown the piece if it ever went up for auction or official sale, one forum member suggests itâ€™s not worth much, similar to the BANKSY paintings that failed to sell after the artistâ€™s authentication agency refused to endorse them.
Naturally the anonymous seller is only getting â€œlowball offers” and he wonâ€™t say how much heâ€™s looking for, just that â€œany transaction will be a cash street corner drug deal style,â€ making this deal even shadier. Below, the defensive seller belligerently rants about FAILE and everyone who is poking and prodding his sketchy story and sale.
the story never changed, i quickly wrote found in a dumpster in a mocking tone
when i should have wrote
“found on a pile of garbage”
outside sweetwater restaurant, next to a pile of garbage a load of wooden pallets and some cardboard out for the trash next to a lightpost, near a dumpster and a meat market guy smoking a ciggy sorry i do not exactly recall the lunar phase that evening or when i due for my next oil change.
call and confirm that they claimed no ownership and verbally approved taking it they didnt want it, neither did the meat market guys.
all these blogs aggregate information and just rehash scoops by copy and paste which the public accepts as “news reporting” so take off your junior detective caps and stop trying to convince me or anybody i “stole” something.
so i will no longer answer silly questions, i have the piece and will either keep it or sell it.
i will not return it just because you say so, obviously i think faile is a punk and he can knock on my door try his best to get it back, anybody who wants to defend their honor is welcome to confront me to my face. thats the last ill speak on this subject matter.
looking at the comments on the non-art blogs nobody cares, but if your a faile fan your so outraged.
faile doesnt care enough to stand up for himself so why should you.