Monday, October 21, 2013
Street artist Banksy is spending a month in New York putting up graffiti art and staging `scenes' for his show entitled Better Out Than In.
Banksy paid a visit to the South Bronx for today's work.
The stencil plays on what appears to be existing graffiti, which reads "Ghetto 4 Life." Banksy added a young spray-painter and his butler. This picture may be taken to be a bit of self deprecation.
Banksy has come under criticism from other graffiti artist, some whom claim that he sold out by selling his work in the `art market' where prints have sold for upwards of $500,000 at auctions (including a work titled "I Can't Believe You Morons Actually Buy This Shit") and original works have sold for well over a million dollars. Many critics assume that the once poor Banksy is now rich. This has prompted anti- Banksy signs to pop up around New York:
Though other graffiti artist have added their tags to the wall after Banksy's work.
Within hours work men were photographed measuring the new Monday October 21th Banksy' picture in preparation for a plexiglass cover to protect the work.
This is the second time Banksy has struck the South Bronx. Last week Banksy's his traveling fiberglass Ronald McDonald statue, and shoe-shine boy were in the neighborhood.