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Banksy’s artist residency in NYC is a ‘sign of decay’: Mayor Bloomberg

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NEW YORK (PIX11) - Mayor Bloomberg is a fan of the arts, just not UK street artist Banksy.

The elusive stencil master is now halfway through a month-long residency in New York City, and fans — and haters — have been flocking to his pieces as they pop up in the five boroughs.

At a press conference Wednesday announcing the completion of a $4.7 billion water tunnel to Manhattan, a reporter asked hizzoner about the “Exit Through the Gift Shop” creator.

“Graffiti  does ruin people’s property and is a sign of decay and loss of control,” Bloomberg said.  “Art is art, and nobody is a bigger supporter of the arts than I am, I just think there are some places for art, and some places for no (art).”

The question comes after a Banksy 9/11 tribute in TriBeCa drew a flock of onlookers Tuesday — as well as some criticism on social media.

On Wednesday, Banksy skewered the McDonald’s chain with a large fiberglass statue of Ronald McDonald getting his massive, red shoes being shined by a “real live boy.”  Posted on his website, the video comes with an audio guide and a promise to feature it “outside a different McDonalds (sic) every lunchtime for the next week.”





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