A vandal sprayed what appears to be devil’s horns and a tail on the Banksy hammer boy painting on 79th street and Broadway sometime in the wee hours Monday night/Tuesday morning. The Upper West Side is known for its devilish children — not the cute ones running around, but the possessed one in Rosemary’s Baby, which took place in The Dakota on 72nd street.
Luckily, the painting is covered by plexiglass installed by the Zabar’s family. Workers came out on Tuesday morning to wash it off. Thanks to Michael and Rebecca for photos.