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New York goes bonkers for Banksy

Posted at 11:15 am, October 30, 2013 in Arts & Entertainment

Our very own graffiti guru Banksy has hopped the pond for a month-long residency in New York, ‘Better Out Than In’, which has had residents racing around the city in a treasure hunt that spans Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx.

Central Park Stall ©Instagram: Banksyny

The anti-establishment artist started his time in the city with a bang, setting up an anonymous stand of his own paintings for only $60 a pop in Central Park. When news got out about the stunt, stalls showing fakes of the artist’s work sold out within hours.

Bushwick ©Instagram: Banksyny

However, the reactions haven’t been all positive. Many residents have complained about the graffiti in their areas and the political messages he’s pushing. Even NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg had a crack at the prankster in a statement last weekend.

With the artworks being covered up or defaced almost as soon as they’re up, make sure you check them out now by clicking through our slideshow above. For the latest NYC news, keep your eye’s on our sister Time Out New York blog.

➤Want to know who the real Banksy is? Good luck with that!
➤ Forget Banksy, it’s all about new street artist Wanksy.
➤ Don’t be sad. Cheer yourself up with some happy graffiti.

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