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Banksy Hits New York. New York Hits Back.
October 3, 2013
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October 1

No one knows for sure who Banksy is, but for the rest of October, it's clear where he'll be: in New York City. A website for Banksy's latest project, Better Out Than In, launched this week, and announced that the street artist would be performing a "residency on the streets of New York" this month. 

So far, he's put up photographs of three artworks, but one of them has already been tagged by another artist and painted over. That first piece, which he captioned "the street is in play," shows a young boy standing on another boy's back and reaching for the image of a spraypaint can on an anti-graffiti sign. 

Within a day of its appearance, someone had tagged the space next to the stencil. Then the sign was removed from the wall. Another group of street artists, the Smart Crew, created a new version of the anti-graffiti sign and put it up — and then the whole thing got painted over.

The next two works revealed on the site are still up and undamaged (as of this writing, at least). Each piece also has an audio guide associated with it: there's a phone number people can call to listen to a (fairly tongue-in-cheek) message "explaining" the piece to the viewer. If you're not wandering around downtown NYC at the moment, you can listen in on Banksy's site.

Via The Guardian


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