Come by and visit Zabar's today and check out Banksy's newest artwork just across Broadway...
As reported in the NY Post:
Meanwhile, the owner of the building with Banksy’s newest piece, on the Upper West Side, invited the artist back for an encore.
“It’s fabulous,” said building co-owner and deli magnate Saul Zabar. “It’s not graffiti. It’s really artistic. I’d like him to do more work on the building. I’d be delighted.” The piece is a stenciled silhouette of a little boy hammering a standpipe like a “high striker” test of strength at a carnival.
“It’s fun,” the 85-year-old Zabar said. “The kids were putting their heads on the standpipe, participating in the art. People are interacting and reacting — it’s really street theater.” Zabar said that Banksy probably chose the space because it is well-lit and has a lot of pedestrian traffic.
The owner had a plexiglass sheet installed on the wall Sunday night to protect the work from vandals.