Street art isn't new to the city of New York, but when parodist Hanksy decided to create "memes in real life", it brought an edgier twist to the scene. Who doesn't love a good pun? That features Homer Simpson and an avocado?
What's different from Banksy is that Hansky is all about the humor. It's putting clever into street art, and then watching it go viral. Nothing says 21st century, millennial driven art like putting an avocado to an animated character or a taco behind Will Smith's face.
"Avoca-doh" by Hanksy