Banksy has been running around New York City the past week doing what he does best including updating “few pieces of citizen graffiti a Broadway makeover, slapping the phrase “The Musical” after tags that say “dirty underwear,” “OCCUPY!” and “PLAYGROUND MOB.””
As expected his pieces have been quickly drawing a crowd, but this local resident was already at work scrubbing evidence of Banksy’s visit to the “dirty underwear” tag at 204 Bushwick Avenue. When told it was a by a famous artist, the man responded “I should build a wall around it and start charging money.”
Yes, he should. This is what they did in Park City, Utah to one of Banksy’s stencils. They added a protective encasing around it.
[Insert comment here about the ironic intersection of commerce and capitalism, street art, fame, gentrification of New York City and link to this amazing relevant sighting.]