Banksy has slammed "mega-corporation" McDonald's with a life-size sculpture of its famous Ronald McDonald mascot, shown having his giant shoes shined by a downtrodden boy.
Unveiled in the South Bronx on Day 16 of the British artist's month-long New York residency, the sculpture will be placed outside a different McDonalds every lunchtime for a week. It is accompanied by a young man who sits and shines the sculpture's shoes.
An audio guide on Banksy's website explains the inspiration for the work:
"Ronald was adopted as the official mascot of the McDonald's fast food corporation chain in 1966. Fibreglass versions of his likeness have been installed outside restaurants ever since, thus making Ronald arguably the most sculpted figure in history after Christ."
British graffiti artist Banksy has unveiled his latest artwork as New York police continue to track him down for "defacing" public property.
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.