New Banksy Work on Allen Street Already Vandalized

Posted on: October 2nd, 2013 at 6:08 am by

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Last night at 10:30 pm

Banksy hit the backyard of the Lower East Side yesterday, an area that gained instant worldwide recognition. The mysterious street artist glued his latest wheat-paste to the facade of 18 Allen Street, a not-so-subtle announcement of his intent to create a show exclusively on the streets of New York (“Better Out Than In: An Artists Residency on the Streets of New York”). What better place than here to start?

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At 7:00am this morning, Photo: Gothamist

However, by last night, the back-hoisted boys were quickly vandalized, and the “graffiti is a crime” sign removed from the masonry. That took longer that we thought it would.

Drop a line if you discover Banksy’s next piece.

Update: AnimalNY shows that Smart Crew swapped out the sign early this morning. But now the entire thing is scraped clean, as Gothamist notes.

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Photo: Animal NY

[h/t Gothamist]

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