The 4 Stages of a Banksy Piece (NYC 2013)
Stage 1 involves the discovery of one of Banksy’s #banksyny series.
Stage 2: A crowd gathers and takes photos. All day. A local cafe puts up a sign “Banksy drinks coffee here”.
Stage 3: Rip that shit off.
Stage 4: Fortunately, someone efficiently disposes of everything as if the whole thing was meticulously organised – less than a week after it emerged. Local cafe changes sign to ‘Banksy is a fake’. Kinda like this.