Banksy pays $50G for guarded art space in NYC

Published October 20, 2013

| New York Post

Banksy’s gone fancy.

The famous graffiti artist paid a Manhattan property owner thousands of dollars to create his new art installation near the  High Line -- a far cry from the days of scaling rooftops with cans of spray paint, workers involved with the project told The Post.

Banksy paid the  property owner $50,000 to hang two canvas paintings  for five days under an overpass on 24th Street near 10th Avenue, workers said.

That property owner then got permits for the project and paid a uniformed security guard to protect the exhibit, which features canvases of painted black-and-white soldiers next to images of colorful women wearing burqas.

On Saturday, the guard rattled off a list of rules to viewers near the roped-off artwork, explaining no booze or dogs are allowed near the art.

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