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As Banksy enters the homestretch of his highly touted, monthlong New York “residency,” fans of the anonymous street artist have had ample opportunity to experience his presumed street-art creations at random spots around the city.
Of course, anything Banksy-related could be a hoax perpetrated on the gullible public and media. On Friday, Banksy posted on his official website what he claims to be his latest work: a faux art gallery located on West 24th Street in Chelsea, the neighborhood famous for its tony gallery scene.
“Are you the sort of person who enjoys going to art galleries, but wished they had more gravel in them?” the artist wrote on his site. “Then this temporary exhibition space is for you. Housing just two paintings but also featuring a bench, some carpet and complimentary refreshments. Opens today through Sunday 11am til midnight.”
Thus far, Banksy has concentrated primarily on the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn, with stops in Queens and the Bronx. Has the street artist taken the ferry ride to Staten Island?
Here’s a photo gallery of some of Bansky’s presumed works of art created over the past month in New York and beyond. Bansky’s extended stay in New York is expected to run through Oct. 31.