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Banksy-Bed Study-Geisha-Bridge-Brooklyn-NYCVia Banksy’s Instagram

Today’s Banksy in Bed-Study uses an architectural detail from an existing building to double as a bridge, the work features two Japanese-attired women and a Bonzai like tree. Just some fun facts: the traditional japanese dress, shown here is called a kimono and the wide sash in the back is called an obi. 

On Banksy’s website, he also includes a copy of the NY Post cover claiming the NYPD is hunting him down, with an accompanying line “I don’t believe what I read in the papers.”

Banksy has certainly given New Yorkers quite an adventure in his month-long residency in NYC. Besides the daily pieces (which often suffer paintovers rather quickly), there are the roving trucks like “Sirens of the Lambs” and “Mobile Waterfall” which are touring the city for part or all of the month. Then there’s yesterday’s McDonald’s sculpture with a live shoe shiner, which will be going around daily for two weeks to a different McDonald’s in the city. Yesterday, while construction workers took the initiative to protect “Concrete Confessional” in the East Village with plexiglass, Mayor Bloomberg was putting in his two cents about the Banksification of NYC.

According to Gothamist, the mayor said:

“I’ll leave it up to our Department of Cultural Affairs but look, graffiti does ruin people’s property and it’s a sign of decay and loss of control…Art is art and nobody’s a bigger supporter of the arts than I am. I just think there are some places for art and there are some places [not for] art. And you running up to somebody’s property or public property and defacing it is not my definition of art. Or it may be art, but it should not be permitted. And I think that’s exactly what the law says.”

Previous Banksy pieces in “Better Out Than In”:

Banksy in NYC Day 16: Shoe Shine, Ronald McDonald’s with Enormous Shoes in the Bronx
Banksy in NYC Day 15: Twin Towers Tribute in Tribeca

Banksy in NYC Day 14: What We Do in Life Echoes for Eternity
Banksy in NYC Day 13: Spray Art for Sale Ignored in a Stall at Central Park
Banksy in NYC Day 12: Concrete Confessional at Cooper Union
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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