On an overcast day in October last year, a slaughterhouse delivery truck brimming with screaming stuffed animals made its way through Manhattan's Meatpacking District. The riotous demonstration was equal parts disturbing and hilarious. For those familiar with the famed, elusive British street artist, it was quintessentially Banksy. Not surprisingly, the Twittersphere was abuzz with suppositions that the legendary graffiti maestro was making his way across the pond to New York.
For once, the Internet rumors were right. Sirens of the Lambs, as the piece is so-called, marked the beginning of Banksy's month-long residency in the Empire State, tagging the city with his signature stenciled designs. For those who didn't have the time or good fortune to partake in their own city-wide scavenger hunt last year, you can now watch the whole 31-day exhibition in your living room—no passport necessary. Tonight, HBO premieres Banksy Does New York, a documentary that incorporates user-generated content from YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram and strings it together into an animated account of the artist's visit.
To watch the event transpire live, tune into HBO tonight at 9 p.m. EST.