- Title: USA/FILE: Graffiti artist Banksy brings his New York residency to an end
- Date: 31st October 2013
- Summary: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (OCTOBER 8, 2013) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF BANKSY GRAFFITI WOMAN POSING NEXT TO BANKSY GRAFFITI
- Embargoed: 15th November 2013 12:00
- Location: Usa
- Country: USA
- Topics: Arts,General
- Reuters ID: LVABC99EB4X40R0V6SS5QKOC7W0T
- Story Text: Renegade graffiti artist Banksy ended his month-long run in New York with a simple name tag on a building near the Long Island Expressway.
The British artist posted the photos on his website with a message: And that's it. Thanks for your patience. It's been fun. Save 5pointz. Bye."
In addition to a jpeg for a t-shirt he designed, however, fans will have to have the shirts made themselves. A note under the photo reads: "you have to take the jpeg to a copy store and make it yourself."
Banksy, who has remained anonymous since his work debuted in 1993, has been treating New Yorkers to a new piece of art each day of October for his "Better Out Than In" series.
The artwork - including stenciled rats graffitied on a Brooklyn building wall and the large statues of McDonald's Corp icon Ronald McDonald getting a shoe shine displayed in the Bronx - pop up in unexpected locations and have attracted flocks of fans.
Banksy has become a coveted contemporary painter in the art world, known for his trademark spray-paint stencils on buildings that offer social commentary. The artist appeared in and directed the 2010 Oscar-nominated documentary "Exit Through the Gift Shop" with his face and voice obscured.
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