When Banksy announced the end of his monthlong NYC residency, he posted an “official t-shirt design” (really just a JPEG image), and wrote “Thanks for your patience. It’s been fun. Save 5pointz. Bye.”
Someone has taken that message to heart, and is selling shirt’s with Banksy’s riff on the “I Love NY” design on Teespring with “all proceeds donated to 5Pointz.”
It’s a nice gesture, but it isn’t going to save 5Pointz. Despite a temporary restraining order issued by a local court, the Wolkoff family, the building’s owners, will almost certainly be able to do whatever they want with it. And what they want to do–surprise! –is tear it down and build luxury condos.