its so cool

last sunday
 as i was walking to irving farms for some coffee
 there was a huge crowd
 across the street

 being a blasé new yorker
 i didn't bother to cross over 
to see what was happening 
nor
 did i ask anyone
 in irving farms

 i pretty much forgot about it

 on saturday
(yesterday)
 i had a massage appointment 
on the eastside
 followed
 by a brunch date
 with my sister
 back on the westside

 we texted one another 
deciding 
to meet 
on the corner
 of 
amsterdam and 79th

 i was daydreaming
 i guess
 cause 
i forgot
 to ring
 for
 the amsterdam bus stop 
the next stop
 is
broadway
 i could walk back
 its only one block
 so 
i stand up 
heading into position
 to exit 
when he stops for the traffic light
 i look over 
to my right
 out the window 

there are people standing
 around
 that
 spot 
again

 this time
 i pay attention
 well 
lookee
 there
 on the wall

 its a banksy!

 when i get off
 i walk back
take a photo
 just like everyone else 

its interesting
 to note
 that the owner of the building
 a commercial building
 containing
 a dws
 (designer shoe warehouse)
 has
 covered
 the extremely pricey street art
 with a plexiglass 'shield'
 it will keep vandals and thieves away
 is the thought process

 but
 trust me
 if 
someone 
wants to steal it 
they will 

thieves
 are
 nothing 
if not resourceful


its so cool 
to have a
in the 'hood

15 comments:

  1. It's ever so cute. I can't imagine how anyone would steal it but, as you said, if they want to, they'll find a way.
    K

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  2. I read an article recently that Banksy set up a market stall in New York and sold off his pieces for about $50. No one recognized them and he only sold 7 the whole day. Those people now own signed Banksy originals worth tens of thousand dollars!

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  3. Banksy has been in Stavanger too:)

    You will find many artistic walls on my blog, and even more on nuart.no

    Happy Sunday to you!:)

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  4. That's very sweet and I'd be trying to protect it too.

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  5. Lucky girl! Wish Banksy would get his/her/their butt to Vancouver! (sigh)

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  6. Daryl, I recently saw this exact photo with a young man in it. He had put his head on the stand pipe! Everyone wants to be a part of it, I guess! I don't think I understand it!!

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  7. Very cool and creative! I had to go look up what a Banksy was!

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  8. Kinetic and slightly disturbing! (that means "cool!")


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    =^..^=


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  9. That is cool! I hope that it lasts. I'm not sure the plexiglass will protect it very much. I hope people leave it alone.

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