NEWS///STREET LIFE///MORE BANKSY ART GOES MISSING IN NEW ORLEANS
As we reported earlier, immediately following BANKSY's recent pre-Hurricane Ike art trip through NEW ORLEANS the newly-placed guerilla art installations stenciled onto the sides of vacant houses and abandoned buildings throughout the city's Katrina-ravaged Lower 9th Ward began to disappear. Some have fallen prey to obvious treasure hunters (hopefully New Orleans residents who can actually put the money from sold Banksys back into the neighborhood), and others, ironically, have been erased by the so-called "Gray Ghost," an anonymous New Orleans resident known for covering graffiti with gray paint that Banksy parodied in several of the recent installations. Regardless of who’s taken them, it’s only a matter of time till the doors and siding planks bearing the mark of the Bristol bad boy begin to make their way into the seemingly endless array of “street art” auctions of late. Following is a near-complete recap of the streetjacking to date. HAVE A LOOK:
- 08/28/2014 • STREET LIFE | ENDLESS SUMMER WITH KENNY SCHARF AT THE PLAYLAND MOTEL, ROCKAWAY BEACH
- 08/26/2014 • LAST LOOK | SKARSTEDT GALLERY’S MIGHTY “SUMMER EXHIBITION,” NYC
- 08/26/2014 • STREET LIFE | LUDO ON THE LOOSE IN THE CARIBBEAN
- 08/26/2014 • FIRST LOOK | THE CLAYTON BROTHERS “OPEN TO THE PUBLIC” AT MARK MOORE GALLERY, LA
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