Banksy’s Sphinx Sculpture Already Gone


Yesterday Banksy revealed a sculpture piece he installed at 35th Avenue and 127th Street in Willets Point. By 4:30 pm, according to Gothamist, the owner of a nearby auto-glass shop who claimed to be the owner carted the piece away in a moving truck. According to the Post, it took about 20 people to dismantle and remove the sculpture (built from foam, cement and cinder-block) before it was taken to an unknown location. Apparently a gallery owner offered a large sum of money to purchase the piece. Earlier in the day, a man bought a brick from the base of the sculpture for $100.

Shop Owner Sells off Banksy Sphinx [NY Post]
Another Banksy Piece Goes up in Queens! [Q’Stoner]
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