Astonishing. Graffiti artists are still doing the ol’ “sneak into a museum and hang unsolicited work” trick. The latest, Mat Benote, fancies himself a “Fine Art Graffiti Artist” and has actually already pulled this stunt at the Guggenheim. His latest conquest was the walls of the Brooklyn Museum, and one of his minions wrote to tell us this is “the Cloak & Dagger style of graffiti art that he has become known for.” So controversial! So… 2005!
We’ve contacted the Brooklyn Museum to find out if the piece is still there, and will update when we hear back.