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Banksy's Upcycled Sphinx Brazenly Stolen from Queens

by , 10/28/13
filed under: Art, New York City, News

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Is robbery the highest form of flattery? UK street artist Banksy recently completed an upcycled Sphinx sculpture made out of old cinderblocks only to have the piece stolen shortly after by the hired hands of an opportunistic art gallery. According to reports, the statue was dismantled piece by piece and loaded it onto a vehicle right in front of a crowd of Bansky admirers.

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