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Banksy Meets the People

Banksy, the celebrated British street artist, apparently just added his first new work in New York in five years. But it's missing something . . .

Jim Dyson/Getty Images Banksy's newest street painting appeared recently on a former bank building in New York City. The rat running inside a clock, hamster-style, offers cagey commentary on New York's rat race, capitalism, and perhaps on the banking industry facing a ticking clock — the building itself is slated for demolition. But as the clock is high above street level, it's also missing something: the serendipitous interactions with passersby who become part of Banksy's art. ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images Banksy's newest street painting appeared recently on a former bank building in New York City. The rat running inside a clock, hamster-style, offers cagey commentary on New York's rat race, capitalism, and perhaps on the banking industry facing a ticking clock — the building itself is slated for demolition. But as the clock is high above street level, it's also missing something: the serendipitous interactions with passersby who become part of Banksy's art. White Dove in the West Bank David Silverman/Getty Images White Dove in the West Bank Steve Jobs as Migrant in Calais, France PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images Steve Jobs as Migrant in Calais, France Dog Days in New York City EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images Dog Days in New York City Searching Basquiat in London Robert Alexander/Getty Images Searching Basquiat in London Soldier and Donkey in London (Originally Appeared in the West Bank) NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images Soldier and Donkey in London (Originally Appeared in the West Bank) Child, Suitcase, Vulture in Calais, France PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images Child, Suitcase, Vulture in Calais, France Art vs. iPhone, London CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images Art vs. iPhone, London "Let Them Eat Crack" in New York Wesley Johnson - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images "Let Them Eat Crack" in New York Listening in Gloucestershire, England Matt Cardy/Getty Images Listening in Gloucestershire, England Les Mis Amid Tear Gas in London Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Les Mis Amid Tear Gas in London Kitty With a Bow in Beit Hanoun, Gaza Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Kitty With a Bow in Beit Hanoun, Gaza
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