Clayton’s Corner: Bystander Injured in Banksy Installation Removal on Ludlow
Every time Banksy puts up a new piece during his month-long NYC “residency,” vandals, collectors, and admirers swarm the chosen locations. Mere days after the Bristol-based street artist placed a mural-laden car in the vacant lot at 157 Ludlow Street, the doors were stolen. Then yesterday afternoon, the exhibit was carted away to an unspecified gallery “on behalf of the artist.”
The Banksy piece was “vandalized” this weekend when someone stole the doors off the car. Maybe a collector??
A crew came to take the car and the container (from a small box truck) away. They had a flatbed truck and a forklift. No traffic control or ropes to keep the gawkers away. They were tightening a strap over the container that they placed on the flatbed when it snapped and went flying and hit a bystander, seriously hurting him and laying him out . He went off to the hospital with a messed up back and in serious pain