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New York hunt for elusive Banksy continues as he reveals new artwork

New York's 'resident' artist has posted photos of new work. Photo: http://www.banksyny.com/

The mysterious British graffiti artist Banksy has unveiled his latest artwork as police in New York continue to investigate his real identity and track him down for "defacing" public property.

Large crowds gathered to see Banksy's latest exhibition earlier on Friday, displayed in the city's West 24th Street, which included two paintings, a security guard and even a water cooler filled with "cheap wine," as described in his accompanying audio guide.

On Banksy's website, the description of the new exhibition reads:

Are you the sort of person who enjoys going to art galleries, but wished they had more gravel in them?

Then this temporary exhibition space is for you. Housing just two paintings but also featuring a bench, some carpet and complimentary refreshments. Opens today through Sunday 11am til midnight.

Banksy is being tracked across the city by the New York Police Department (NYPD) over his "defacing" drawings. Credit: http://www.banksyny.com/

In a rare interview last week, Banksy revealed his plans to escape his own commercial success with a month long "tag tour" of New York.

The artist sold work worth £20,000 for £38 from a stall in Central Park in the latest stunt in his month long 'live exhibition' in the city.

The front page of Thursday's New York Post stating that police are hunting Banksy for vandalism. Credit: New York Post
A street art graffiti by elusive British artist Banksy is seen on a wall in New York. Credit: Dennis Van Tine/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Banksy's acts across the city should not be tolerated.

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