As a Canadian, I’m rather happy to see a beaver in New York, particularly on a day when Canadian author Alice Munro is awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Yes, the work is a one-liner, yes, it will never survive the streets of NYC (has anyone tagged it yet?) but you can’t but admire the little critter and I do like the small pile of dirt the national symbol of Canada is standing on. Oh, Canada!
In the meantime, we’ll do our best impression of a coureur de bois and let you know as soon as we track down this diminutive Banksy’s whereabouts.
UPDATE, 1:36 pm: The work is at Bradford St and Pitkin Ave; a man on the scene, who says he walks by the spot everyday, mentioned that it must’ve gone up last night because he hasn’t seen it. Photos below.
UPDATE 2, 3:20pm: According to the chatter on Instagram, a number of men, who I encountered when I visited the site, have now covered up the Banksy and are asking people to pay them $5 for photos. American capitalism at work, people!
Update 4: The Gothamist is now reporting that price to photograph the East New York Banksy has been hiked to $20.
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