NYC Mayor Bloomberg Is No Fan of Banksy

Banksy is a wanted man. The street artist, who is currently taking part in a month-long “residency” in New York—creating his signature stenciled pieces around the city—now has the NYPD’s vandal squad hunting him. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg told The New York Post, “Graffiti does ruin people’s property and it’s a sign of decay and loss of control. Nobody’s a bigger supporter of the arts than I am. I just think there are some places for art and some places where—no art.” Bloomberg said that if any of his work appears on public property, he’ll have it removed. On his website, Banksy responded to The Post cover story, saying, “I don’t read what i believe in the papers” …

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