Banksy was back to work Thursday, as he tagged a security gate at the Hustler Club after taking Wednesday off because of NYPD trouble in his monthlong "residency" in the city.
The famed, unnamed British graffiti artist hit the gate on the jiggle joint's main entrance, drawing a man in a suit leaning up against the wall holding a bouquet of wilting flowers, its red petals floating... » more
Even Banksy has to take a day off.
The mysterious British graffiti artist, who has been surprising New Yorkers with his random pieces throughout the five boroughs this month, posted this statement, "Today's art has been cancelled due to police activity," on the website for his project Wednesday.
There have been reports that cops threatened to ticket one of Banksy's crew members... » more
Mayor Michael Bloomberg may not know whether graffiti is art, but he knows where he'd like it: away from property.
With British street artist Banksy invading New York City for a monthlong residency, Bloomberg Wednesday took a stand against the scourge of graffiti -- even if there is artistic merit.
"Graffiti does ruin people's property. It is a sign of decay and loss of control,"... » more
Some art collectors and tourists got the deal of a lifetime this weekend as graffiti artist Banksy anonymously sold some of his wares in Central Park for $60 each, when they were worth tens of thousands of dollars or more.
“Yesterday I set up a stall in the park selling 100% authentic original signed Banksy canvases. For $60 each,” the elusive artist said in a posting on his website Sunday.
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