Banksy is taking over the streets of New York this month, hosting an open-air exhibition titled "Better Out Than In." The cheeky street artist is sporadically tagging mysterious spots around the city, posting images of the murals on a newly created Instagram account while prompting his fans to hunt down the actual whereabouts of the artworks.
To help you on your Bansky scavenger hunt this October, we're keeping track of the graffiti icon's activities here . Look out for new tags and their exact locations so you can attempt to keep up with the elusive artist.
#34, Mural: Queens
#32, Painting: Banksy painted a Nazi soldier onto a preexisting landscape painting and dropped it off at Housing Works, a Manhattan thrift store.
#28, Installation: Manhattan (It's a grim reaper)
#27, Mural: Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan
#25, Mural: Willets Point, Queens
"Everything but the kitchen Sphinx. A 1/36 scale replica of the great Sphinx of Giza made from smashed cinderblocks.You’re advised not to drink the replica Arab spring water."
#23, Mural: Upper West Side
#22, Video: To see the whole video, check out Banksy's website here.
#20 & 21, Murals: Manhattan
(A collaboration with Os Gemeos)
#19, Mural: Williamsburg (not Bed Stuy as Banksy originally reported on his Instagram).
Installation #15: "Yesterday I set up a stall in the park selling 100% authentic original signed Banksy canvases. For each. Please note: This was a one off. The stall will not be there again today. Go to banksy.co.uk to see the video."
Update: Some artists set up a fake booth too!
#14, Mural: "Concrete Confessional," Manhattan
UPDATE: Already altered.
#13, Installation: "The Sirens of the Lambs." More info here.
#12, Mural: Brooklyn
#11, Mural: Lower East Side, Manhattan
#10, Mural: Greenpoint
UPDATE: The piece has already been removed.
#9, Mural: In Red Hook
Update: Defaced by OMAR NYC.
#8, Video: "I’m not posting any pictures today. Not after this shocking footage has emerged…"
7 Delancey Street, between Bowery and Christie
Stanwix Street across from Renaissance Court in Bushwick
204 Bushwick Avenue in Williamsburg
#4,5 & 6, Murals: "Random graffiti given a Broadway makeover (an ongoing series)."
UPDATE: The Bushwick mural has already been erased.
#3, Mural: "All I Ever Wanted Was A Shoulder To Crayon," Manhattan