Banksy in New York Day 8: Find This Fake Plato Quote Somewhere In Greenpoint [Update]

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Via Instagram/BanksyNY
Banksy had us worried there for a second. When we hadn't seen an update on his site by noon, we figured his possible outing this weekend to reporters had scared our favorite street artist off. But at 12:30 p.m. Banksy updated his Instagram with the latest entry in his city-wide exhibition: simple text scrawled on a blue (gray?) wall somewhere in Greenpoint. Though not that pretty and more annoying than funny, we're at least relieved Banksy hasn't hightailed it back to the U.K.

Update: we found it!

Adding to his emerging body of gotcha! graffiti, Banksy put the piece up somewhere in Greenpoint, according to his Instagram. His homepage hasn't been updated yet with either a photo or a extension on the exhibition hotline. Runnin' Scared will update as soon as he does.

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The tag itself reads:

I HAVE A THEORY THAT YOU CAN MAKE ANY SENTENCE SEEM PROFOUND BY WRITING THE NAME OF A DEAD PHILOSOPHER AT THE END OF IT

--PLATO

Despite our aversion to all things meta, we'll be hunting for this tag just like the rest of 'em. If you have any idea where this might be, don't hesitate to drop us a line.

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Update: We found it! The location and map are on the next page.

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trotlenin
trotlenin

i wanna see the "rat" getting a knife in the head


trotlenin
trotlenin

eurotrash  f ing tourist   sign shoulda bn red      i hope sum cats frm nyc take over columbus day frm this d bag   and listen halloween is NYC F this capitalist

F Marek Modzelewski
F Marek Modzelewski

Are you going to start writing love letter to the Kardasians next? Because that is the cultural equivalent of Bansky's "art." Its got all the emotional and philosophical depth of some dumbass college freshman who red 10 pages of Zinn and now fancies himself a rebel. Look around the city and you'll find a far greater offering of street artist who really are going someplace instead serving up faux rebellion for the mall going masses.

BlackjackTommygunne
BlackjackTommygunne

Banal art for banal people, nice to know he gets free advertising from bored bloggers howev

Brandon Fizer
Brandon Fizer

So pretentious it's almost ironically so. Sadly, it that was likely not the intent.

Cojo Art-Juggernaut
Cojo Art-Juggernaut

Is it possible to phone in a street art? If you live in Greenpoint and heard Banksy was going to put a piece up in your neighborhood and you got this piece of shit, how would you feel?

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