Banksy creates mural along Houston Street for imprisoned Turkish artist

Posted: 10:31 PM, Mar 14, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-15 23:26:42-04

He’s back again.

A second work has appeared from the mysterious street artist known as Banksy. This one is along Houston Street and it highlights the imprisonment of Zehra Dogan, a an artist and writer who was sentenced in Turkey to prison sentence of 2 years and 10 months for her painting, which is displayed above the mural.

On Wednesday, it became official that Banksy could be in a New York state of mind.banksy on 14th street and sisty avenue in manhattan

A rat appeared on the clock on the front of an old bank building at the corner of 14th Street and Sixth Avenue in Manhattan. The Instagram account associated with the artist posted a picture of the piece that afternoon.

In October 2013, Banksy spent the month putting up art projects around the city. The image of a heart shaped balloon on a string held together by Band-Aids drew fans to Van Brunt Street and King Street in Red Hook. The property owner sold the section of wall to a gallery owner who attempted to auction it.


October 7, 2013

PIX11 News Reporter Greg Mocker checked with representatives of the artist and his team to see if this was part of a new series.

"Stand by" was the response from the contact person.

AnimalNewYork , a culture website, has chronicled the art and responses to it in New York and around the world.

An unidentified man gets a closer look at the piece. The clock is part of the old building.

A man with a ladder appeared at the current location Wednesday evening as PIX11 News was preparing to broadcast a report. The man tried to reach the clock, which is part of the old building. He took a picture and left after being questioned by the news crew.

At other Banksy sites, police have been called when people attempted to remove the pieces without the property owners' permission.

Some locations have hired security or installed protective coverings.

The Bowery Wall has featured many famous artists.

It's owned and curated by Goldman Properties.

According to a news release issued Thursday evening, its mission is "to bring art to the public on a grand scale that spreads a powerful message of hope, possibility and inspiration."