One of the most clandestine graffiti artist in the world, Banksy, has been uncharacteristically exposed in the spotlight with the artist’s directorial debut, “http://freshnessmag.com/2010/04/13/banksy-exit-through-the-gift-shop-premiere-recap/”>Exit Through The Giftshop“, and he has been traveling through stateside in promoting his film. While Banksy made his way through New York City, he didn’t forget to leave a few traces and tags of thought for the city, which had since then sparked quite a graffiti war, once again proving the volatile and ephemeral nature of the world of graffiti. Pieces showed up last night around downtown New York City, in Chinatown, SoHo, Financial District and across the bridge in DUMBO. The Chinatown piece has been verified this morning, and since then, folks armed with Sharpies and spray paint have decided to add their own two pence and brushstrokes to these pieces.
For those in the city, don’t wait to visit them before they become unrecognizable, or like http://freshnessmag.com/2010/04/14/banksy-heist-in-la-footage-video/”>Banksy’s LA piece, gets removed as a whole wall slab. via: http://gothamist.com/2010/05/17/banksy_arrives_in_new_york.php”>The Gothamist