Street artist with a penchant for NYC bridges is arrested

The artist recently attracted attention for installing a piece at the top of the Queensboro bridge

Art by Judith Supine and the Queensboro Brige
Art by Judith Supine and the Queensboro Brige

WEEKENDEDITION The street artist, Judith Supine, who is well known for pulling creative stunts on New York City infrastructure, has been arrested after installing a piece above the Queensboro Bridge.

Judith — also known as Brendan Fagan – turned himself over to police yesterday morning. A video of the artist climbing up the bridge to install one of his Golden Child pieces went viral last month, leading to a police investigation. Supine was charged with violation of local law, reckless endangerment and criminal trespass, according to Gothamist.

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This isn’t the first time the artist has climbed hunks of city real estate to display his work. Back in 2007, Supine hung a large-scale portrait of a man hanging from the Manhattan Bridge. And in 2009, he placed a work at the top of the Williamsburg Bridge. That same year he installed another piece in a lake in Central Park.

“It’s just something I like to do for fun. To be naughty and run around the city and put my art in places I’m not supposed to,” Supine told WCBS 2. [Gothamist] Christopher Cameron