FROM Hrag Vartanian
Banksy Finishes Painting the Town in New York Every day during the month of October, the British street artist Banksy put up a new work somewhere in New York City. During his "residency," which was covered by the media as politics, art and daily news, he delighted some and offended others. Hrag Vartanian, co-founder and editor of the art blog Hyperallergic.com , joined the "Banksy Hunters" who sought out a new work every day.
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