Red Hook’s New Banksy Street Art Has Already Been Defaced

c/o Heather Phelps-Lipton instagram.com/phelpslipton
c/o Heather Phelps-Lipton instagram.com/phelpslipton

Now do you see why we can’t have nice things?

So this really didn’t take long at all, but the new Banksy art that the artist only just put up in Red Hook has already been ruined. This was brought to our attention by photographer Heather Phelps-Lipton, Red Hook resident, who posted the photo above on her Instagram, captioning it “Argh!” The painting, which was done on King Street, was only revealed by Banksy this morning, but tagger OMAR NYC hit it pretty damn quickly. Which, we guess is the nature of these things. We still can’t help but feel like it’s a bit of a shame that this was the best anyone could do. If you’re going to deface something, show some panache, you know? This just looks sloppy.

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