Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A Banksy a Day ...

Banksy fans in New York City must be in heaven -- each day there's a new surprise from the secretive street artist. Today he seemed to be daring vandals to deface his latest New York stencil work : a Twin Towers silhouette with a bright orange chrysanthemum — singed at the edges — exploding from one of the buildings. Banksy, now halfway through his month-long New York “residency” announced the arrival of his newest installation via Instagram around 11:30 a.m.

The New York Post writes:
Around the same time, Banksy tweeted: “Time to step it up.” Several of Bansky’s works have been tagged, painted over or ruined by vandals within hours of them being revealed, but fans are hoping this one, located at Staple and Jay Streets, is preserved. “Beautiful. Surely this won’t be defaced.” Tweeted @Hallmork. Banksy’s 14th installation, which went up on a wall in Woodside, Queens, Monday, was ruined that night by a tagger miffed that Banksy was in “his area.” Vandals also wrecked the artist’s “concrete confessional” in the East Village, and a beaver stenciled on an East New York wall.

1 comment:

The Honourable Husband said...

Kenneth, you do know that today's work refers to Arthur Stace—sending messages about the impermanence of art, devotion to a higher purpose, thevalue of an artists' anonymity, and more.