Artist revels in controversy caused by Miami mural

The words, painted in bright colors, stretch 255 feet across a concrete wall on N.W. Sixth Avenue in Wynwood: “Give a Wall St banker enough rope and he will hang himself.” At the south end of the mural, which faces the I-95 expressway, a suit-and-tie-clad effigy dangles from telephone wires, suspended for Miami commuters to see with a noose wrapped around its neck.

Since its installation on October 25, the so-called "hanging banker" has been the focus of local, national, and foreign media. The street artist behind the spectacle, Above, says he is ecstatic about the attention and that he strives to stir up emotions with his work.

Mission accomplished.

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