New York Cops catch Poster Boy?

Posted on February 5, 2009

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Poster Boy subway art

Poster Boy subway art

 

 

 

The forces of law and order have apparently finally caught up with a maverick NYC street artist famed for his subway art mashups.

At an art event in New York’s SoHo, plainclothes cops caught up to and unmasked a man thought to be Poster Boy.

The New York Times reports:

“While most other street or graffiti artists concentrate on adding their own imagery, illegally, to parts of the subway system, Poster Boy, a kind of anti-consumerist Zorro with a razor blade, a sense of humour and a talent for collage, has made his outlaw presence known all over the city by cutting and pasting the images that are already there in the form of ads.”

Sounds a bit like Banksy 2.0 to me. If you’ve got any investment nous, snap up his works now. In a couple of months time they’re likely to be on sale at Sotheby’s for tens of thousands of dollars.

NB. “Poster Boy can be anybody.”

Learn more about the Poster Boy concept from the man himself:

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