Hanksy Answers Stephen Colbert’s Call for Street Art

Posted on: October 11th, 2013 at 7:55 am by

[Photo: @hanksynyc]

[Photo: @hanksynyc]

Banksy has yet to indulge in Stephen Colbert’s goading to use Colbert’s studio facade as part of his month-long outdoor residency in New York. Local street artist Hanksy, however, has answered the call with another one of his punny wheate-pastes, “Colbear.”

The grizzlied comedian dons a pair of specs and a chain that affirms his affections for Jon Stewart, probably in light of his Emmy win and subsequent “wish [Jon] a sincere ‘bite me'” faux victory phone call last month (we assume Stewart would not want to bite this).

Naturally, Colbert took notice of “this incredible work of art,” and had a pretty good go at trying to figure out the mystery of Hanksy’s identity. ‘Gandalfini‘ also makes a quick cameo in the bit – check it out.

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