Banksy Drops Cinderblock Sphinx in Willets Point

By Katie Honan on October 22, 2013 3:18pm 

 The artist's latest piece is a cinder block sculpture in Willets Point.
The artist's latest piece is a cinder block sculpture in Willets Point.
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WILLETS POINT — It's a slice of Egypt on the Flushing River.

British street artist Banksy dropped the latest installment of his month-long city exhibiton in Queens, with Sphinx-like sculpture.

The sculpture is a 1/36 scale replica of the great Sphinx of Giza, made out of smashed cinderblocks, according to the artist's website.

"You're advised not to drink the replica Arab spring water," Banksy cracked, referring to the small puddle near the sculpture, which Gothamist reported was on 35th Avenue and 127th Street in Willets Point.

The sculpture is the 22nd piece in the "Better Out Than In Series" that has taken him to neighborhoods across New York City. 

His last trip to Queens was a mural in Woodside, which was tagged less than 24 hours after it was put up.

Willets Point was recently approved for a multimillion dollar project that will remediate the land and, eventually, include a large mall and housing. 

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