Stealing of Public Art

These small rectangular works of art have evoked curiosity and has upped the crime rates in the streets of Manhattan. Ryan McGinness created 5 different signs to post around the "rest stops" along the route of the Summer Streets program. Within a few days, these pieces of art were stolen and after 40 of his 50 produced were stolen McGinness was angered. The appeal of this piece is that it resembles a government sign mixed with fantasy characters. Due to the appearance of these signs, many fail to even notice the deception exhibited in them.

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