Thursday, 31 October 2013

Nazi Evil Update

Yesterday evening I posted news of Banksy's The Banality of the Banality of Evil (2013) and wondered if anyone would spot it (scroll down or CLICK). Somebody certainly did. The "thrift shop" is what Brits would call a "charity shop". This one on East 23rd Street is named Housing Works, which provides services for the homeless and HIV/AIDS patients in New York. Rebecca Edmondson, public relations director at Housing Works, said the store received a phone call from one of Banksy's team to assure them the "vandalised" painting was authentic. Banksy's intention was to have the work auctioned for charity. So that's what Housing Works has done. The first online bid was $74,000. That has now risen to $310,200 (CLICK). Bidding ends today.


Post a Comment

<< Home