Famous British-based street artist Banksy put his mark on the side of a building in Woodside, but a day later, his artwork was defaced with slur words, like “F*** You Banksy.”
He painted a man holding a bucket in one hand and a sponge in the other. The sketched man was shown trying to scrub off graffiti from the wall that said, “What we do in life echoes in Eternity,” a line from the 2000 movie, “Gladiator.”
By Tuesday, the work was vandalized with red and black graffiti. Surprisingly, street artists weren’t too thrilled with his work.
However, unsurprisingly, Mayor Michael Bloomberg did not appreciate Banksy defacing someone else’s private property. Earlier last week, Bloomberg said at a press conference, even though he is a big supporter of the arts, graffiti is not his definition of art, or it may be art, but it should be permitted.
What surprises us the most is why Banksy didn’t go to 5Pointz in Long Island City to mark his territory, because it would have been considered “legal graffiti.”