My fellow countryman Banksy is causing a daily frenzy on the streets of New York. The artist has started a month’s ‘residency’ in the city, and every day this month, a new work will crop up somewhere – causing fans to sprint through the streets to be the first to see it.
Today I tracked down his third piece – on 24th and 6th Avenue – and I was glad to see it hadn’t been too defaced.
Someone had written ‘My first tag was a Bansy’ – yes, without the K.
Now, without trying to sound like everyone else, I love Banksy. Not only is his style perfectly executed, but he’s hilarious. Check out three more that he’s done so far this month:
Of course he’s not the only top artist who’s recognizable on the streets of New York and I’d encourage you to tour some of the others. When I went on an LES tour earlier this year, the work of Joseph Meloy really caught my eye and I like how he’s also getting something from Banksy’s latest spotlight – because he has a piece on the same wall. I’m not sure if this was an old piece or a new one slyly added after Banksy arrived, but either way he was featured on a newscast this week. Haha.