Banksy officially bade farewell to New York on Thursday after spending the month of October in the city creating random street art at public sites in all five boroughs.
The anonymous British artist posted a message on his official website Thursday: "And that's it. Thanks for your patience. It's been fun. Save 5pointz. Bye." The artist's mention of "5pointz" refers to the street-art and graffiti exhibition space in Long Island City that has been threatened with demolition.
Banksy's most recent purported creation in New York is an inflatable throw-up piece spelling out "Banksy!" on the side of a building in Queens.