Photo by G. Art by Banksy.
On day 24 of Banksy’s month long October ‘residency’ on the streets of New York, in front of the Hustler Club on 51st street a new work called “Waiting In Vain” appeared. While I enjoyed seeing this work, when I happened by it, there were about 50 people standing on the street taking photos and posing with the wall. Thanks for ruining the world Instagram and Facebook! The club had a beefy security guard next to the ‘priceless’ work of art and apparently minutes after I took this photo, they sliced the wall and moved this work of art inside the club. That’s one way to drive customers into the club when people get tired of looking at strippers. Imagine all the photo ops that are going to flood the internet. I wish all these people that were gathered around knew Banksy’s work when it was really great and not just a hype machine event that can be retweeted and forgotten in 30 seconds. Maybe they should check the archives of this site?