America Resolves to Embrace Banksy
Defacing Banksy’s public (albeit illegal) works didn’t stop at a pug named Freddi urinating on the street artist’s World Trade Center piece in New York’s Financial District in mid-October. Bansky had his street art tagged by other vandals in Bed-Stuy, and a Queens resident tried to sell chipped-off bits of his “Sphinx” sculpture for $100 a pop. The New York Post got in on the action too, proclaiming “GET BANKSY!” on its front page. And to drive it all home, the police got onto his tail, “It’s kind of hard [to catch him], because nobody knows what he looks like,” an NYPD source said. Seems like a good use of police resources. Maybe it’s time New York let him catch a break.
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