You are reading

Banksy’s Woodside Artwork Defaced

Oct. 15, 2013 Staff Report

Gothamist posted this video showing the perpetrator destroying the Banksy artwork that went up in Woodside yesterday.

Banksy’s Woodside Piece Gets Dissed from Gothamist on Vimeo.

email the author: news@queenspost.com

12 Comments

Click for Comments 
Henry

@sunnysideposthatesme14 why is anything worth anything? It’s basic economics: supply and demand. It’s capitalism.

Why do people pay thousands for a scarf or tens of thousands for old photos or furniture? Diamonds aren’t even scarce but sell for a fortune because the market is strictly controlled. Is watching a Yankees game really worth hundreds?

It’s all about the value someone has for it. The value of the raw materials is exponentially less than the cost.

Reply
Deniz

@Krissi is right, that’s the whole point of the art. The way that it might be revered by some or destroyed by others, noticing that and reacting to it really is the whole point –

Reply
Me

So the tagger was tagged over. One crime on top of another. Tagging is a crime, even if it looks “nice”.

Reply
Krissi

That’s kind of the point of Banksy’s art, isn’t it? I mean, even his actual piece was a guy “cleaning off” the spray of “What we do in life echoes in eternity”.

Which I’d argue to mean its our actions that matter…. but that his art is, quite literally, temporary.

Reply
7TrainDelays

There are creative, decent men who create and there are childish, envious punks who destroy.

Reply

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

NYPD searching for burglary crew that targeted nearly 30 laundromats in Queens and others in Brooklyn and the Bronx

Police from the 110th Precinct in Elmhurst are looking for three masked men who broke into Susan’s Laundromat at 85-12 Grand Ave. at around 3:15 a.m. on Monday, June 24, while a fourth member of their crew acted as a lookout near their getaway car parked in front.

The burglars stole $1,800 in cash and removed a payment machine for the laundry room continuing an undetermined amount of cash.

Law enforcement ghost car crackdowns continue with dozens of vehicles seized on Whitestone Bridge: MTA

MTA Bridge and Tunnel officers, the NYPD and law enforcement partners impounded 55 vehicles from motorists crossing into Queens on the Whitestone Bridge on Monday, July 8, as a multi-agency crackdown continued unabated.

Governor Kathy Hochul announced on Tuesday that through 25 joint enforcement operations focusing on ghost plates and persistent toll violators on bridges and tunnels throughout New York City, 1,540 vehicles have been impounded, 339 arrests have been made and 12,007 summonses have been issued so far this year to drivers who owe more than $12.5 million in unpaid tolls and fees.