by Annie Churdar in New Art on Friday 25 October 2013

Banksy sure has come a long way. Once considered an amateur vandal, his name is now so recognized internationally it has literally become a brand. His graffiti is worth quite a pretty penny these days. The latest buzz surrounding the masked man is his series Better Out Than In.

Apparently his 21st instillation took place on a building in the South Bronx. Upon discovering the mural, the owner of the building took steps to protect his new gold mine. The graffiti mural is now protected by a plexiglass shield and constant guard. I don’t blame the guy. I’d guard my wall too if it was a Banksy original.