Sometimes you can find an adventure in your own backyard. With that in mind, this month’s travel post is devoted to Banksy.
In every neighborhood and type of locale, from the upscale to the ghetto, no part of New York was left untouched. In case you somehow missed all the buzz, the anonymous graffiti artist devoted the entire month of October to creating art installations around town. He utilized every medium, enlisted people as props, sold paintings in Central Park (too bad I missed that one) and made all five boroughs of the city his canvas. And I was fortunate enough to chase a few of his works down and capture them before someone had a chance to destroy them.
My favorite is the one from my neighborhood, on West 79th street, which is now permanently protected by plexiglass and the only one that is missing writing, as far as I know- possibly because he was on the verge of being caught and didn’t have time to finish tagging it.