The street artist who scaled the Queensboro Bridge and then placed one of his works on it has been arrested. Police say that Judith Supine turned himself in this morning.
Last month we posted a video of Supine walking on the bridge and then climbing up a tower to install one of his Golden Child pieces. Naturally, the NYPD wasn't very happy about the stunt and started an investigation.
Supine—a.k.a Brendan Fagan—had reportedly been crashing on couches to avoid the police. The police announced that he surrendered to the 19th Precinct this morning at 9 a.m. with a lawyer. According to the NYPD, Supine had climbed the bridge just after midnight on March 24, 2014; he was charged with violation of local law, reckless endangerment and criminal trespass.
The artist is no stranger to placing his work in expected places: In 2007, he hung a large-scale portrait of a man hanging from the Manhattan Bridge; in 2009, he placed a work at the very top of the Williamsburg Bridge; and, also in 2009, he put a piece in a lake in Central Park. Supine said to WCBS 2, "It’s just something I like to do for fun. To be naughty and run around the city and put my art in places I’m not supposed to."