Remember the now classic viral video of world renown violinist Joshua Bell performing in a subway station? Most commuters didn’t even notice him, even though he is a concert famous musician.

There’s just something about seeing an artist out of context that somehow lessens the art in our eyes.

So too in this video showcasing world famous political commentator and artist Banksy

He set up shop of his art work for sale on the streets of New York like so many artists do, and barely anyone gave him a second glance. 

Without the original context, his paintings don’t seem to have the same emotional power. 

But perhaps this video in and of itself is a critique of how we view art.

Either way, the web is enthralled by the video, as it has been trending over the weekend, and now stands with over a quarter million views.