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Bob Cooley-Banksy Day 12-NYC-Cooper Union-Coastal Pipeline-East Village-First Ukrainian Assembly of God Church

We took a weekend break from Banksy-mania, but here’s what happened. The awesome vantage point of these photographs comes directly to us from Untapped Cities reader Bob Cooley (@bobcooley).

On Saturday, Day 12 of Banksy’s residency in New York City, the artist found a discreet spot in a construction zone next to Cooper Union in the East Village, across from the First Ukrainian Assembly of God Church. Within said construction site, he found a concrete piling which cleverly framed “Concrete Confessional,” his rendition of a Jesuit priest based on a photograph by Berni Schoenfield.

This was the early crowd, and Cooley was standing literally on top of the concrete that contains the piece:

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Cooley tells us, “The milk crate (likely how he climbed in and out safely) and the construction pylon with LED light attached to it to illuminate the piece in the early morning/evening (if its still there).” Within 24 hours, it had been defaced

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Update: Construction workers attempt to save “Concrete Confessional” with plexiglass.

Previous Banksy pieces in “Better Out Than In”:

Banksy in NYC Day 11: Silence of the Lambs Slaughterhouse Truck
Banksy in NYC Day 10: Beaver with Downed No Parking Sign in East New York
Bansky in NYC Day 9: Night Vision Horses on Truck and Car in the Lower East Side

Banksy in NYC Day 8: Fake Plato Quote in Greenpoint
Banksy in NYC Day 7: Battle to Survive a Broken Heart in Brooklyn
Banksy in NYC Day 5: 3-D Mobile Waterfall on Inside of Truck Touring Daily
Banksy in NYC Day 4: OCCUPY! The Musical in Bushwick is Already Gone But Two Still Remain
Banksy in NYC Day 3: Dog Peeing on Fire Hydrant in “You Complete Me”
Yes, Banksy is in NYC for the Month: Live Feed
Banksy in NY: Graffiti is a Crime Poster

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