Banksy in NYC

British graffiti artist Banksy is spending a month in NYC on his “Better Out Than In” artist residency.  Artworks have been popping up all over the boroughs, including the most recent one a tribute to the Twin Towers.

Crowds gather to photograph Banksy's latest creation.(Arturo Fernandez/Thisissouthwark

Crowds gather to photograph Banksy’s latest creation.(Arturo Fernandez/Thisissouthwark)

Banksy's graffiti was found in Manhattan's Tribeca neighborhood depicting a silhouette of the World Trade Center's Twin Towers with an orange chrysanthemum singed at the edges.(Arturo Fernandez/Thisissouthwark)

Banksy’s graffiti was found in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood depicting a silhouette of the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers with an orange chrysanthemum singed at the edges.(Arturo Fernandez/Thisissouthwark)

A young fan photographs Banksy's latest creation in TriBeca.(Arturo Fernandez/Thisissouthwark

A young fan photographs Banksy’s latest creation in Tribeca.(Arturo Fernandez/Thisissouthwark

Over in the Lower Eastside, a crew of four guys were prepping to move Banksy’s “Crazy Horse” to a undisclosed location.  At least it was undisclosed to me.  As you can imagine, crowds formed as news hit the interwebs.

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What remains of Banksy’s “Crazy Horse” located in the Lower East Side.(Arturo Fernandez/Thisissouthwark)

As the crowd gathered to watch, you could hear people remark on how others climbed the fence and took pieces of the installation.  Some wondered why local graffiti artists would deface Banksy’s art.

A crew from ARTCORE Fine Art Services prepare to move Banksy's "Crazy Horse" on Tuesday October 15, 2013.(Arturo Fernandez/Thisissouthwark)

A crew from Artcore Fine Art Services prepare to move Banksy’s “Crazy Horse” on Tuesday October 15, 2013.(Arturo Fernandez/Thisissouthwark)

Crew from ARTCORE Fine Art Services prepare to move Banksy's "Crazy Horse" on Tuesday October 15, 2013.(Arturo Fernandez/Thisissouthwark)

People gathered to watch a crew from Artcore Fine Art Services prepare to move Banksy’s “Crazy Horse” on Tuesday October 15, 2013.(Arturo Fernandez/Thisissouthwark)

Crew from ARTCORE Fine Art Services prepare to move Banksy's "Crazy Horse" on Tuesday October 15, 2013.(Arturo Fernandez/Thisissouthwark)

Crew from Artcore Fine Art Services prepare to move Banksy’s “Crazy Horse” on Tuesday October 15, 2013.(Arturo Fernandez/Thisissouthwark)

The crowd grew, and traffic continued to increase, making things a bit tough for the guys from Artcore to do their job.  As the front loader was beginning to place the installation onto a flatbed truck, one of the straps snapped and flew into the crowd.

A member of the ARTCORE crew attends to a unidentified man that was allegedly struck by a strap that snapped off while moving Banksy's "Crazy Horse" on Tuesday October 15, 2013.(Arturo Fernandez/Thisissouthwark)

A member of the Artcore crew attends to a unidentified man that was allegedly struck by a strap that snapped off while moving Banksy’s “Crazy Horse” on Tuesday October 15, 2013.(Arturo Fernandez/Thisissouthwark)

Emergency crews wheel away a unidentified man that was allegedly struck by a strap that snapped off while moving Banksy's "Crazy Horse" on Tuesday October 15, 2013.(Arturo Fernandez/Thisissouthwark)

Ambulance services wheel away a unidentified man that was allegedly struck by a strap that snapped off while moving Banksy’s “Crazy Horse” on Tuesday October 15, 2013.(Arturo Fernandez/Thisissouthwark)

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