"Better Out Than In" Day 15: A Remembrance of the Twin Towers in Tribeca [UPDATE]

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Despite yesterday's rumor that the next piece would be on the Upper East Side and this morning's little misdirection in Morningside Heights, today's Banksy can be found in Tribeca, according to Banksy's Instagram.

Update: We found it!

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His homepage lists the location as "Tribecca." Whoopsies. It gives no information on the piece's whereabouts than the Instagram.

But who really needs him to explain exactly what we're seeing here? It is a singed chrysanthemum growing through a cracked silhouette of one of the towers. It's a sincere gesture, and we thank him for it, even if it is a tad on the sentimental side.

It could also be a polemic of some sort; is there some play he's making on the meanings of America's wars? Is his tendency to poke fun at political mythology at work here? We can't say, and frankly: Chill out.

We also can't say if the stencil is intended to accompany the billboard campaign in Times Square calling for an "independent investigation" into whether WTC Building 7 (and the twin towers) were downed by "controlled demolition." But hey, what fun would "Better Out Than In" be if it we couldn't make zany claims about the intentions of someone whose face we've never seen?

More images of the stencil and a map showing its location on the next page.

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SymphoniaSerena
SymphoniaSerena

Fuck this insipid attention whore; oooh, he can't take being dissed or-- worse yet, for his ego-- ignored in New York so he wants to exploit 9/11? What the fuck did he do the first time around? Banksy is human dogshit, picked up by suckers too sub-literate to handle Raymond Pettibon.


And Railan, this is how you choose to spend your one life on earth? Fail better.

Erik Monroe
Erik Monroe

lol I LIKE Banksy...but I'm seeing the chrysanthemum as one of the explosions, no?

trevjacobs
trevjacobs

See I thought the flower was meant to be the explosion....no one else picked up on that?

Dee Snütz
Dee Snütz

@Alva: name calling? that's nice. glad you're a fan of mediocre so-called street art. and as for your 'Go do something with your life, losers..' comment, at least i'm not the one replying to someone named deez nuts. LOSER.

Alva Valencia
Alva Valencia

It's a month long residency, the whole purpose is to showcase his work, it's so blatantly obvious when people get upset that it isn't due to "over exposure" but more in relation to jealousy. If you don't like the media then don't waste you time reading it. Go do something with your life, losers... Sorry, that was harsh, but I hate bitches.

zenigurl
zenigurl

Love Banksy. All I want is some art to feel.

Elizabeth Carson
Elizabeth Carson

not really and there's a tad too much Banksy in general of late

Dee Snütz
Dee Snütz

didn't make me smile one bit. as a matter of fact, now i feel sad. GET OFF BANKSY'S DICK!

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