After two weeks bouncing between Manhattan and Brooklyn as part of his city-wide art show, graffiti artist Banksy finally made a stop in Queens sometime in the wee hours of Monday.
Banksy’s latest work — painted on a brick wall along 38th Avenue in Woodside — shows a man who has started to scrub off the sentence, “What we do in life echoes in Eternity,” a line from the movie “Gladiator.”
The man holds a bucket in one hand and sponge in the other as he tackles the pink lettering.
On his blog Monday, Banksy confirmed he created the artwork. He also included a retort to some of his critics.
“Some people criticize me for using sources that are a bit low brow (this quote is from ‘Gladiator’) but you know what? ‘I’m just going to use that hostility to make me stronger, not weaker,’ as Kelly Rowland said on the X Factor.”
Banksy started a month-long residency on the streets of New York City on Oct. 1.