International man of mystery and X-Acto Knife specialist continues his month-long New York
City "residency" with this piece that popped up today on the Lower East Side. This time, he has not only taken over a massive wall, but an unsuspecting car
in the process.
While his method of using pre-cut stencils certainly helps him out on install time, this one is crazy elaborate, and it's amazing that no one caught him in
the act. Now that he's effectively created a real-time scavenger hunt for fans, and maybe more-so for other tag artists who view Banksy as nothing more than a
sell-out celebrity, it will be interesting to see how he plans to pull off the remaining days' pieces.
This isn't the first time that Banksy has leveraged the use of a vehicle during his residency. Titled it was unveiled on October 5th, on the inside of a standard beat-up GMC
delivery truck. Complete with running waterfall, a rainbow and fluttering butterflies, it's a stark contrast to the rusted tagged truck that it's hidden
inside. It's also a stark contrast to the city itself, and is reminiscent of Sheep Station, the that
recently debuted at the old Getty station in Chelsea in the corner of 25th and 10th.
But the question remains - what car is that hidden under Banksy's graffiti in the LES? Under all that paint it's tough to tell, but keened-eyed identified it as a '97 Mazda Protege. And while yes, they can no longer see out of their car
thanks to all that paint, the owner should be thrilled that their car's value just skyrocketed.
In a city chock full of people who are now on the lookout for the elusive artist, which vehicle should be his next canvas?