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Friday, March 25
Man smuggles own art into MoMA
"A British graffiti artist who goes by the name "Banksy" went one step further, by smuggling in his own picture of a soup can and hanging it on a wall, where it stayed for more than three days earlier this month before anybody noticed.
The prank was part of a coordinated plan to infiltrate four of New York's top museums on a single day.
The largest piece, which he smuggled into the Brooklyn Museum, was a 2 foot by 1.5 foot (61cm by 46 cm) oil painting of a colonial-era admiral, to which the artist had added a can of spray paint in his hand and anti-war graffiti in the background.
The other two targets were the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the American Museum of Natural History, where he hung a glass-encased beetle with fighter jet wings and missiles attached to its body -- another comment on war, Banksy told Reuters on Thursday."
More Pictures: Wooster Collective : Stickers / Posters / Graf / Culture Jamming
Ongoing info: Wooster Collective : Stickers / Posters / Graf / Culture Jamming
CNN Article: CNN.com - Man smuggles own art into MoMA - Mar 24, 2005
Listen on NPR: NPR : 'Hang-and-Run' Artist Strikes NYC Museums
Posted by Michael Meiser at Friday, March 25, 2005
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