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Banksy’s $200,000 Graffiti Balloon Confiscated By NYC Police

For his final piece of street art in NYC, Banksy attached a huge balloon that said “Banksy!” to the side of an abandoned building on OCtober 31, 2013.

Three men tried to remove the balloon from the building that same day and were arrested. Police have confiscated the balloon piece, which an art dealer told the New York Times is worth between $200,000 and $300,000.

Police deflated the balloon which is currently being stored on the third floor of the Police Department’s building on Pearson Place in Long Island City, a police spokeswoman told the New York Times.

“I don’t have it as art on the invoice,” Deputy Chief Jack J. Trabitz told the New York Times. “We have it as a balloon.”

For more of this story, head to the New York Times.

Banksy: No Art “Due To Police Activity”

For day #23 of Banksy’s “Better Out Than In,” there is no new artwork, according to Banksy’s website.

The “police activity” that Banksy refers to took place Monday when, according to Gothamist! police forced Banksy to take his Ronald McDonald shoe shine piece off the street.

Below this line of text is what appears today on Banksy’s website.

Read the Gothamist! story here.

Photo via Gothamist!.

If you missed my previous Banksy posts, here’s an easy way to check them out: Day one, day two, day three, day four, day five, day six, day seven, day eight, day nine, day ten, day 11, day 12, day 13, day 14, day 15, day 16, day 17, day 18, day 19, day 20, day 21, day 22. Plus: “A Consideration Of The Politics Of Banksy’s Syria Video,” “Source For Banksy’s ‘Concrete Confessional’ Revealed,” and “Banksy Update: NYC Mayor Attacks Street Artist.”