Bronx Borough President Has Beef With Banksy

Banksy's latest work in the south Bronx. (Photo:
Banksy’s latest painting in the South Bronx. (Photo:

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is not a fan of famed graffiti artist Banksy’s latest work.

Mr. Diaz Jr. fired off a statement today chastising the British artist for one of his latest piece, which depicts a child scrawling “Ghetto 4 Life” on a wall in the South Bronx as a butler ironically stands by.

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Bill de Blasio Claims to Have Never Heard of Banksy

Today's New York Post featured efforts to catch Banksy.
Today’s New York Post featured efforts to catch Banksy.

Banksy buzz may be sweeping parts of New York City–including a mention on the cover of the New York Post this morning–but the leading candidate for mayor has no idea who that is.

Bill de Blasio appeared perplexed this morning when asked by a reporter if the famed, pseudonymous British graffiti artist’s latest work in Manhattan should be removed. Continue reading “Bill de Blasio Claims to Have Never Heard of Banksy”

Bloomberg on Banksy: ‘Not My Definition of Art’

Banksy's latest in TriBeCa. (Photo: Facebook)
Banksy’s latest in TriBeCa. (Photo: Facebook)

It may be the city’s latest art craze, but Mayor Michael Bloomberg is having none of Bansky.

While the famed, pseudonymous British graffiti artist’s creations often fetch six figures at auctions, the mayor–who has long railed against graffiti–said today his work on city buildings was against the law. Continue reading “Bloomberg on Banksy: ‘Not My Definition of Art’”