It’s been a while since Joshua Allen Harris’ plastic shopping bag animal sculptures have been spotted in NYC and so it was surprising to see new footage on YouTube. Paul Barnes-Hoggett, a self described “full time Englishman in New York,” shot video of the signature street art early Thursday on Astor Place.
Like previous installations, the creature, in this case a polar bear, was fastened to a subway grate and would inflate from the passing air as a train pulls into the station. According to Barnes-Hoggett, there may be a very practical reason for its return. “They were filming some kind of documentary on street art, so maybe it was for that,” he tells us.