The Doors Have Come Off Banksy’s Ludlow Street Creation
Five days after it appeared on the Lower East Side, Banksy’s Ludlow Street installation, is being pretty well picked apart.
John Crommett sent in this photo a short time ago, showing both doors have now been removed from the car positioned in the lot below a Banksy mural meant as a commentary on the Iraq war. The doors depicted men with guns looking upward.
Yesterday, Ian Neugeborn emailed the photo you see above. At the time, only one door was missing. Altering Banksy works is commonplace, as is outright theft. A Banksy original can be worth millions. As EV Grieve reported, one of the mysterious artist’s more recent works has gone through a transformation at Cooper Square. The British street artist is in the midst of a month-long New York installation called “Better Out Than In.”