FAMED GRAFFITI ARTIST BANKSY PUTS UP ‘HAMMER BOY’ PIECE ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE

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Photo by Chris Peterson.

Banksy has finally graced our neighborhood with some of his graffiti art! The British artist, who is spending a month putting up art in New York, has painted his most recent piece on 79th street off of Broadway, on the south side of the DSW store.

Sadly, many of Banksy’s pieces have been tagged and painted over since he started on this project a couple of weeks ago. If you see this piece, take a picture of the art and the scene around it and send it to us!

We’ll update this post with more photos as we receive them.

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Henry James Greengrass poses with Hammer Boy.

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Photo by Kayla Epstein.

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Photo by Krista Palframan.

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Photo by Krista Palframan of her husband’s leg. Yep, that’s a Banksy tattoo!

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8-year-old Mia Leshne with Hammer Boy.

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Grace and the Hammer Boy. From Lisa Dower.

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Photo by Emily Baer.

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Photo by Beth Goffe.

ART, NEWS | 4 comments | permalink
    1. Thanks! UN-tagged, too. A rare sight, but somebody needs to corral that kid…

    2. Jeff says:

      FYI, a few guys from Zabar’s came over last night and covered the piece with Plexiglas, so looks like this one won’t be defaced. Here’s a pic I took:

      http://bit.ly/1bOWIUX

      • Beth says:

        Turns out it was defaced, over the plexiglass, fortunately, in red paint. Saw it on the news this morning.

        • Jeff says:

          Well yeah, it was kind of a given that someone would tag the plastic sheet. Will be interesting to see what happens next – would be nice if the plastic just stays in place and is occasionally cleaned to remove cover-up tags.