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Banksy Reveals 9/11 Tribute Piece In New York City

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Banksy continues his month long, plein air exhibition throughout the city of New York with an image all New Yorkers hold close to their hearts.

The British street artist created a shadowy depiction of the Twin Towers on Staple Street in Tribeca, adorned with a bright orange flower protruding from a crack in the wall, seemingly representing the explosive September 11 attack.

Thus far the reactions to the the 9/11 homage have been mixed. Commenters on Banksy's Instagram have left statements like "No words" and "Brilliant and poetic." Yet the artwork has left critics like Hyperallergic's Hrag Vartanian unimpressed: "I’m still surprised at how cliché this particular piece seems."

According to Gothamist, another September 11 tribute has also popped up in Brooklyn Heights, sans the flower, but Banksy has yet to confirm the work on his Instagram account.

What do you think, readers? Does Banksy create a thoughtful representation of this infamous image or is his visual interpretation uncharacteristically cliche? Let us know your thoughts in the comments and see more of Banksy's ongoing epic exhibition on our Live Blog.

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