Forget fake photoshops of Farting Banksy—the latest real piece from Banksy on his whirlwind month-long open air street art tour of NYC is on the move. Banksy took a break from his "musical" exploits to convert a delivery truck into a gorgeous mobile garden (which includes a rainbow, waterfall and butterflies). And he promises that the truck will visit a different location every evening from dusk, starting in the East Village tonight.
Be on the lookout for 1992 GMC truck Jimmy rigged with a waterfall and butterflies #banksyny
— A.K. Brown (@orfyreus) October 5, 2013
The address of the meat market the truck is parked in front of in the first picture above is East Village Meat Market, #1, 139 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003.
However, what is believed to be the truck has been spotted as of 12:30 p.m. at 124 Mott Street between Grand Street and Hester Street. False alarm!
Update: It turns out the truck on Mott Street was not Banksy's truck—it had the wrong plate and was not a GMC (and according to a tipster, was empty inside). Which means the hunt is on for the real truck—let us know where it is if you find it!
UPDATE 8 p.m.: It's on St. Marks Place between 2nd and 3rd Avenues!
@Gothamist So if I'm reading this correctly, people are packing into St Marks - the 9th gate of hell - to look at a truck w/ graffiti on it?
— Mikey Suits (@THE_MFS) October 6, 2013