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Banksy’s “Better Out Than In” Comes to a Halt in New York Because of Police Activity
Oct 24, 2013 20:22
Banksy‘s ongoing “Better Out Than In” has come to a halt in NYC. The controversial British street artist' arrest was apparently a top priority of sorts. Mayor Bloomberg even touched on the subject at a press conference earlier in the month:
… graffiti does ruin people’s property and it’s a sign of decay and loss of control. Art is art, and nobody’s a bigger supporter of the arts than I am. I just think there are some places for art and there are some places [not for] art. And you running up to somebody’s property or public property and defacing it is not my definition of art. Or it may be art, but it should not be permitted. And I think that’s exactly what the law says.His site was updated this morning with a simple message that today’s installment of the ongoing city-wide exhibition had indeed been cancelled due to police activity.