8. Banksy installed a traditional Japanese footbridge scene in Bedford-Stuyvesant in 2013

A Banksy painting in Bedford-Stuyvesant
Banksy’s Japanese footbridge scene. Photo from Banksy’s Instagram

During a month-long residency in New York City in 2013, Banksy installed an architectural detail from an existing building to double as a bridge in Bedford-Stuyvesant. The work featured two Japanese-attired women and a Bonzai tree. The women wear kimono and a wide sash called an obi.

In addition to daily pieces, which suffered paint-overs rather quickly when they were put up, there were roving trucks like “Sirens of the Lambs” and “Mobile Waterfall” that toured the city. There was also a McDonald’s sculpture with a live shoe shiner that traveled a different McDonald’s in the city for two weeks.