'Kissing Coppers' was painstakingly removed from the wall of a pub and transported to the US in 2011.
Two paintings by mysterious British graffiti artist Banksy have been vandalised in a prominent US town, one of them possibly ruined.
British graffiti artist Banksy has unveiled his latest artwork as New York police continue to track him down for "defacing" public property.
An oil painting that has been altered by Banksy has sold for $615,000.
The Bristol-based artist painted a Nazi figure on to an oil painting he bought from a New York charity shop.
After changing the canvas, he handed it back to the shop, where was auctioned.
Banksy called the work The banality of the banality of evil.
It depicts a Nazi officer looking out onto a lake.
Elusive graffiti artist Banksy has revealed his latest installation in the form of a video, as he continues to evade New York authorities. The 30 second clip shows ants on a mound, filmed in Staten Island, but could be seen as too inappropriate to display.
The mysterious Banksy is calling his month in New York his "Better Out Than In" residency.
Among his works so far: the image of a Ronald McDonald statue getting his red clown shoe shined, which appeared in the Bronx on Tuesday, and a livestock truck adorned with children's stuffed farm animal toys - a mobile installation Banksy calls "Sirens of the Lambs."
A new owner of an original Banksy artwork has said she has no idea what to do with the piece, according to the New York Magazine.
Cara Tabachnick, who owns the East Williamsburg building that Banksy graced with his work on Thursday asks: "Should we preserve it immediately? Do we have a public duty to do so? How does one preserve a piece of art like this? How do we control the crowds?"
So far she and her family have hired security guards to protect the piece from defacement overnight, and she is working with lawyers to try and figure out what to do next.
Large crowds have gathered in New York to catch a glimpse of Banksy's latest exhibition in the city, which features two new paintings.
Despite the New York Police Department's investigation into Banksy's real identity - so they can arrest him for defacing public property - the British graffiti artist has unveiled his latest work in West 24th Street.
Crowds have gather to see Banksy's latest exhibition, displayed in West 24th Street, which includes two paintings, a security guard and even a water cooler filled with "cheap wine," as described in the accompanying audio guide.
US police are continuing to investigate the identity of mysterious British graffiti artist Banksy in New York.
He is being tracked across the city by the New York Police Department (NYPD) over his "defacing" drawings.
Earlier today Banksy released his latest artwork during his six-month residency in the city.
ITV News Washington Correspondent Robert Moore reports from New York:
The mysterious British graffiti artist Banksy has unveiled his latest artwork during his six-month residency in New York.
The exhibition, displayed in West 24th Street, includes two paintings, a security guard and even a water cooler filled with "cheap wine," as described in the accompanying audio guide.
On Banksy's website, the description of the 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."
It has been reported that US police are investigating Banksy's real identity - so they can arrest the graffiti artist for defacing public property.