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Street writer BNE has taken over not just Manhattan, but many metropolises worldwide. Closer to home in the Lower East Side, though, every imaginable surface is covered in simplistic “BNE Was Here” stickers, whether it’s construction plywood, ATMs, or light posts. All is fair game. So popular is this brand, that Animal currently has had an exhibit of BNE’s artwork on display for the past month. It ends tomorrow night.
But now there appears to be a guerrilla backlash of sorts. Many of the stickers in the neighborhood have been marked up with black ink, X’s and otherwise. Enemies abound, it seems.
“BNE Gallery,” 11 – 6 PM Daily, December 10 – December 30, 595 11th Avenue (between 44th & 45th Street), Manhattan