July 13, 2009

Bishop’s Angels Hook Brooklyn

Submitted by Maxim Berger

Be on the look out for heartless creatures popping up all around Brooklyn!!! Although they appear to be harmless, they may cause individuals to experience urges to steal. What are they and where do they come from?

Your commentator first noticed them in Williamsburg, Brooklyn after a late night out. Six months later, the artist known as Bishop was revealed to him as the menace behind the creatures. They are known as “Bangels” (Bishop’s Angels).

The brainchild of artist Bishop203, Bangels are wooden cut-outs of human-like figures whose unique traits include a conical frame, a mischievous facial expression, and a heart-shaped hole where their ticker should be. These figures are only temporary installations (lasting a few hours at most) due to the high-rate of theft they experience.

The thought of stealing the piece in Williamsburg passed your commentators mind, but the effects of that night’s vodka-tonics were taking their toll (my shoes had my lunch on them). Aside from their street appearances, Bangels also find themselves on various canvases. These canvas pieces are now up-for-sale and your commentator bought one himself (entitled “Brooklyn Bridge Bangel”).

Coming to a street near you, so either run and hide or open your hearts and take these heartless fellows into your home.


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