The Doors Have Come Off Banksy’s Ludlow Street Creation

Ludlow Street today. Photo by John Crommett.

Ludlow Street today. Photo by John Crommett.

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.

Ludlow Street- saturday. Photo by Ian Neugeborn.

Ludlow Street- Sunday. Photo by Ian Neugeborn.

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.”

Banksy's Ludlow Street piece fully intact last week. Photo by Tim Schreier.

Banksy’s Ludlow Street piece fully intact last week. Photo by Tim Schreier.

3 comments to The Doors Have Come Off Banksy’s Ludlow Street Creation

  • Veronica Jones

    I wonder if the people who took the doors off are the same ones who walked by Banksy’s art sale in Central Park the other day!!

  • Veronica Jones

    I wonder if the people who took the doors off are the same ones who walked by Banksy’s art sale in Central Park the other day!!
    Banksy-Please spray paint our apartment so we can sell it at 10 times what it’s worth now!

  • Micah

    The thieves should have just hit up Banksy’s spray art kiosk in Central Park over the weekend.