Tag: Banksy

Banksy – Better Out Than In – Day 28

Banksy in Coney Island with a classic robot piece.

photos: banksy.co.uk

What happened next: According to Gothamist someone has already had this artwork tattooed on their arm.

“As they have with other New Yorkers whose buildings were tagged by Banksy in his month-long “Better Out Than In” city tour, the NYPD asked Ruocco if he wanted to press graffiti charges against the artist.

“What are they filing a complaint about?” Ruocco said, declining the offer. “The guy puts $20,000 on your wall!” Source New York Post.

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Banksy – Better Out Than In – Day 27

Banksy in Greenpoint. According to his website he had planned to have his opinion printed in the NY times but they decided against publication. So he put the article up on his website and painted a wall with this apt slogan instead.

 

photos: Banksy.co.uk

What happened next: Roundly criticised for his criticism even serial Banksy critic / page hit generator Jonathan Jones of The Guardian got in on the act – a sure sign that Banksy was probably right in his appraisal. As for the slogan on the wall – according to Gothamist that was painted over by an ‘older woman’ (careful!) 24 hours later.

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Banksy – Better Out Than In – Day 26

Banksy adds his own New York bumper slogan to a van in Sunset Park.

photos: banksy.co.uk

What happened next: “After Shabbos I got a lot of phone calls,” Israel told VIN News.  “I googled Banksy and thought I would just leave the truck where it was until Monday, but a chasidishe guy called me and said ‘you better go move the truck before someone vandalizes it.’” Israel, truck and Banksy owner – more here.

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Banksy – Better Out Than In – Day 25

The Grim Reaper in a dodgem car originally appeared in a painting that was gifted to a band that happened to have the same name as Banksy’s Exit Through The Gift Shop film. Today it made a real life appearance in Houston Street, Bowery circling around behind a fence where it will reappear every night from dusk to midnight until Sunday. See video footage here.

photos: banksy.co.uk

What happened next: an owner of a car parked nearby had her SUV roof damaged as onlookers clambered onto her vehicle to get a better view (New York Post)

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Banksy – Better Out Than In – Day 24

Banksy outside Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club, a comment on his website makes it clear that this was not a piece painted with permission. It’s good to know that there are still some street artists out there who are choosing placements rather than having them chosen for them by agents and street art enterprises.

 

Photos: banksy.co.uk

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Banksy – Better Out Than In – Day 23

The heat is on…are they looking for him or have they just turned up where he was planning his next move….

(photo: banksy.co.uk)

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Banksy – Better Out Than In – Day 22

Banksy can explain this one: “No turn unstoned. A 1/36 scale replica of the great Sphinx of Giza made from smashed cinderblocks.You’re advised not to drink the replica Arab spring water”

(photo: banksy.co.uk)

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Banksy – Better Out Than In – Day 21

Day 21 of Banksy’s New York adventure and this piece has something of a familiar theme. It reminds me of previous pieces including the ‘Graffiti Removal’ boy but with the twist of having the cans served by an ever attendant butler. The street slang of the slogan contrasts well with the poshness of the tagger.

 

(photo: banksy.co.uk)

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Banksy – Better Out Than In – Day 20

With a simple sihoueete stencil Banksy transforms am existing street structure into a fairground attraction. Bespoke, fast, playful and perfectly in tune with the street scene this is why I love Banksy’s art. It sets up a great photo opportunity too.

(photo: banksy.co.uk)

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Banksy – Better Out Than In – Day 19

Staten Island is the location for this new Banksy piece which can only really be viewed as a video right now.

(photo: banksy.co.uk)

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