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Banksy 'Vandalizes' Painting From Housing Works, Re-donates It

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For today's project in his month-long residency of New York City, Banksy bought a painting from the Housing Works Thrift Shop on East 23rd Street, painted a little portrait of a Nazi on it, and redonated it to the store. (It's called The banality of the banality of evil.) Gothamist spoke with employees at the store, who said they plan to put the painting up for auction, and as of now, don't know what the starting price will be.

· Banksy NY [Official Site]
· New Banksy Piece Goes Up In Housing Works On 23rd Street [Gothamist]
· Hautelook Will Hold a Banksy Flash Sale This Afternoon [Racked]

Housing Works Thrift Shop - Chelsea

143 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011 (718) 838-5050 Visit Website

Housing Works Thrift Shop

157 E 23rd St New York, NY 10010