Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Banksy @ the Orleans Museum of Art

Famous and highly duplicated British street artist BANKSY has one of his famous pieces at the New Orleans Museum of Art.

The NOLA Girl has been famous since Banksy bombed New Orleans nearly a year ago. The stencil was placed on a wall on St. Claude Ave near the French Quarter.

The Museum reps claim that the stencil is going to be at the Museum for a long term loan by some London collector and has been certified to be a true Banksy piece.

Recently, a few art counterfeiter criminals were arrested in Britain after they were caught duplicating stencils of the famous street artist on canvas and re-selling the fakes as authenticate pieces.

If you are in N.O. anytime soon and want to catch a glimpse of the girl, the NOMA hours are Wed, noon to 8; Thur-Sun, 10 to 5.