The Wooster Collective has the exclusive on Banksy's recent exploits in New York City. And by exploits we mean hanging his own art up in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Brooklyn Museum, and American Museum of Natural History in true counter-Thomas Crown Affair fashion. Amazing. And what Gothamist loves is that the each museum got its own different piece of art work (a Tesco soup can for the MoMA, a bug for for the AMNH). And it seems that the pieces in the Brooklyn Museum and AMNH pieces are still up there!
Banksy tells the Wooster Collective, "This historic occasion has less to do with finally being embraced by the fine art establishment and is more about the judicious use of a fake beard and some high strength glue. They're good enough to be in there, so I don't see why I should wait." For more Banksy, visit his site.
[via cityrag - thanks, cb!]
Photograph of Banksy placing his artwork at the Met from the Wooster Collective