Banksy big in New York

Posted on | October 25, 2013

Every day this month, Banksy has been unveiling new works of art around New York. The works are then announced on his website and posted to Instagram. Many of the surprise exhibits follow his signature street-art style: stencils spray-painted on streets, walls of buildings and under bridges.

Sadly, many of Banksy’s pieces in The Big Apple don’t last long after they are located, either defaced by local graffiti artists who don’t seem to like his popularity, or relocated and preserved to be sold to galleries and collectors by whomever owns the property Banksy happened to choose as his canvas.

Residents of a house that Banksy painted on tried to prevent damage on the art piece by covering it with a large piece of transparent acrylic glass.

 

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg suggested Banksy is breaking the law with his guerrilla art exhibits; the statement seems unbelievable given the fact that Banksy is named the most influential street artist of these times.