Banksy's Latest Is a Fiberglass Ronald McDonald in the South Bronx

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Inaugurating the back half of Banksy's month-long residency in New York is an all-city exhibition of a grotesque Ronald McDonald sculpture. Yes, really.

The fiberglass statue will travel the city for a week, stopping at a different McDonald's restaurants every day at lunchtime. According to Banksy's website, the piece will also be accompanied by a boy shining the statue's shoes.

This is Banksy's first bit in the Bronx. It's also the first to be explicitly interactive, or at least contain some element of performance.

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The momentary departure from graffiti squares with Banksy's interview in the Village Voice last week, in which he announced he has taken up sculpture since the 2010 release of his award-winning documentary Exit Through The Gift Shop.

Might this piece have something to do with McDonald's' recent implication in the debate over living wages for fast food workers? Maybe?

The location is unconfirmed, but we think we know where it is. Click through for more images and a map to its potential location.

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Elena Nonsonoio
Elena Nonsonoio

Tiziana de Palma e Agostino Di Santo, seguiamo gli indizi

Lance Rae Riceni
Lance Rae Riceni

Yeah, got there at 7pm, and it was not there anymore. Got to experience the South Bronx, though. Much more interesting and grittier and has more character than Banksy's pieces.

Leopold Bloom
Leopold Bloom

isaac that sounds like something banksy would say to throw us off his trail. is it you?

suzinnebarrett
suzinnebarrett

A nice touch would have been some glassines scattered about.

suzinnebarrett
suzinnebarrett

161 Street - Yankee's Stadium near 4 station?  That's my guess.

Joe Newark
Joe Newark

"Trick Ronald's, you ain't worth the McDonald"

anonymous
anonymous

has the "local color" started charging people to look at it a la in East NY?

Elizabeth Carson
Elizabeth Carson

I'd like to know who Bansky's publiicist is. Amazing promo

Robert Sheridan
Robert Sheridan

I'm scheduling a community inclusion trip from Harlem to Prospect to see this right now! For Real!

Isaac Moore
Isaac Moore

Can Banksy please stay out of my fucking borough. ENOUGH of this guy.

Philip Bashe
Philip Bashe

More grotesque than the original? I think not.

leeroyburrel
leeroyburrel

@Isaac Moore I don't think you own the borough, do you?  Why are you even on this page or following the media if you're not interested?


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