Banksy adds his own New York bumper slogan to a van in Sunset Park.
What happened next: “After Shabbos I got a lot of phone calls,” Israel told VIN News. “I googled Banksy and thought I would just leave the truck where it was until Monday, but a chasidishe guy called me and said ‘you better go move the truck before someone vandalizes it.’” Israel, truck and Banksy owner – more here.
The Grim Reaper in a dodgem car originally appeared in a painting that was gifted to a band that happened to have the same name as Banksy’s Exit Through The Gift Shop film. Today it made a real life appearance in Houston Street, Bowery circling around behind a fence where it will reappear every night from dusk to midnight until Sunday. See video footage here.
What happened next: an owner of a car parked nearby had her SUV roof damaged as onlookers clambered onto her vehicle to get a better view (New York Post)
Day 21 of Banksy’s New York adventure and this piece has something of a familiar theme. It reminds me of previous pieces including the ‘Graffiti Removal’ boy but with the twist of having the cans served by an ever attendant butler. The street slang of the slogan contrasts well with the poshness of the tagger.