Yesterday, a new piece by street-artist-to-the-stars Banksy appeared in New York City. Within a day, the Banksy piece was redone by competitors.

The original Banksy piece showed one kid standing on another kid's back, reaching up to grasp a spraycan that was on a sign reading "Graffiti Is a Crime." Last night, apparently, Smart Crew came along and replaced Banksy's sign with their own sign, showing their logo and reading "Street Art Is a Crime," as you can see in the photo above, from Animal NY.

And as of this morning, Animal's Bucky Turco tells us, "It's already gone." (See here.) Art is ephemeral, etc.

[Photo via Animal NY. If you are Banksy, please email]