Gilt's description reads, "The England-based graffiti artist Banksy is well known for making art accessible to people every day — and now it can be right in your living room. These reproductions of his work, done on canvas, display the sobering slogans and arresting images that have made him famous." The Fakesys range in price from $88 to $755.
It's unclear whether the secretive, mysterious street artist is aware of this commercialization of his work—we've contacted Banksy's people for comment—but he does have strong, partly cribbed opinions about advertising and corporations, like, "You owe the companies nothing. Less than nothing, you especially don’t owe them any courtesy. They owe you. They have re-arranged the world to put themselves in front of you. They never asked for your permission, don’t even start asking for theirs."
Banksy loves taking the piss—his contribution to the Simpsons was a commentary about Fox News—but when asked, "Why are you such a sell out?" his reply is "I wish I had a pound for every time someone asked me that." Gothamist's resident Banksyologist Jake Dobkin said, "Banksy's art is in large part a critique of Western materialism, so he'd probably get a small, ironic laugh about his art being sold without his permission on a glorified discount store."
The real question is whether Gilt takes "Banksy" coins.