It’s day 17 of Banksy's take-over of New York and his latest piece just appeared in Brooklyn, at Cook Str near Graham Ave.
Also, check out what he thinks of the New York Post.
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Here’s a look at Banksy's latest work, a miniature tribute to the Twin Towers. Found on the streets of Tribeca, this stencil shows the dark silhouettes of the World Trade Center buildings against the New York skyline. An orange blossom adorns one of the towers.
Banksy In Central Park
The elusive street artist Banksy set up shop in Central Park over the weekend, selling original artwork for $60 each, with an elderly man working the pop-up stall at the edge of the park on Fifth Ave. Most people strolled by without taking a second look and, according to Banksy, it took about 4 hours for the first sale to be made, but only after a 50% discount was negotiated.
Considering that his work has been auctioned worldwide for hundreds of thousands of dollars in the past, this latest move by the artist is unexpected and quite ironic.
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Here’s a look at Banksy's latest work, which appeared on the lower east side's Ludlow Str. Instead of his usual slightly amusing tone, this work seems to be a commentary on the Iraq War, WikiLeaks and government spying.
A barrel to the left of the spray painted car reveals a 1-800 number which links to audio from a classified 39-minute video of the deadly July 2007 Baghdad airstrikes. It was originally leaked by WikiLeaks in 2010.
"Think I just ran over a guy," one soldier can be heard saying in the audio, followed by laughter, is just one of many macabre comments.
Also, don’t miss The Village Voice’s email interview with the elusive British artist.
Good Morning New York! Here’s Banksy's latest addition, which was, unfortunately, swiftly removed.
One for all the dog lovers out there? Banksy continues his NYC show in Midtown ..
Banksy Hits NY
The incredibly elusive Street Artist Banksy is taking over New York City this fall. Not content with simply a patch of sidewalk anymore, this very public and expansive show is taking over the entire city.
According to The Village Voice, the artist has already started his NYC residency - the first work has been located at 18 Allen Street, near Canal Street, on the border of the Lower East Side and Chinatown. The artwork (pictured) is accompanied by a loopy audio guide, accessed by calling the 800 number beside the stencil.
“This piece is typical of Ban-sky’s output,” a typically annoying audio-guide voice says. “The children in this case represent youth, and the sign represents – well, signs.”
Additionally, the audio guide offers, “You’re looking at a type of picture called graffiti, from the Latin ‘graffito, which means ‘graffiti,’ with an ‘o.”
Let’s see where his next work pops up!
With supermodel Kate Moss starring in a photography auction at Christie’s this fall, we’re taking the Street Art approach and featuring Banksy’s legendary image of the enfant terrible in our Urban Scrawl: Graffiti and Street Art auction.
After being diagnosed with AIDS in the late 1980s, Keith Haring became a vocal member of activist group ACT UP, which used the pink triangle as its logo.
Published by the Outreach Fund for AIDS in 1989, this screenprint features Haring’s iconic "Radiant Child" figures mimicking the "see no evil, hear no evil, say no evil" pose.
Remember your first hangover?
Street Artist Ron English probably does.
Brit Street Art
Part of the infamous Bristol Graffiti scene, British artist Nick Walker is famed for his sophisticated, ironic imagery and is rumored to have been a major influence on Banksy.
This week, we’re throwing the spotlight on some of the most infamous and legendary Graffiti and Street Artists. Get ready to see work by favorites such as Banksy, CRASH, FAILE, Ron English, Rammellzee, Zevs, and Keith Haring.
The guerrilla style and witty critiques of politics and society have catapulted Street Artists into the mainstream and made them some of the most recognizable names in Contemporary Art.
Click through to browse Urban Scrawl: Graffiti and Street Art.
You may recognize his famed liquidated or dripping logos. With a Graffiti aesthetic to his art, Zevs gives famous logos a dissolving appearance, causing a visual disturbance to the recognizable ubiquitous trademark. Some of the iconic logos that have been subjected to Zevs liquidation include Chanel, McDonalds, Louis Vuitton, Coca Cola, and Apple.
An early and influential graffiti artist and active as a tagger in Paris in the 1990s, Zevs was anonymous until 2011. He chose his name after a subway, Zeus, almost ran him over one day in the metro. Working with other French artists like André and Space Invader in the second half of the 1990s, Zevs is a pioneer of the French street art scene.
It was his Visual Attacks and his infamous Visual Kidnapping serieson billboards in capital cities around the world which catapulted him onto the international scene.
Today, he’s in his 30s, world-famous, his true identity revealed, his work on view at galleries (momentarily at New York’s De Buck Gallery), and expensively traded at auction.
We met Zevs in New York to chat about his new show, his future, and his inspirations. Watch the interview.
Coca Cola, by a pioneer of the French Street Art, Zevs…(stay tuned for our interview with the artist!)
Vandalism in LA
Just a heads-up .. “Vandals found vandalising this vandalism will be prosecuted.”
A new Banksy mural, which recently appeared on LA’s Orange Avenue, denounces the removal of the artist’s murals from walls in LA and the UK. The secret removal (and subsequent sale) of Banksy’s No Ball Games from a wall in London last month is the most recent of several such disappearances.