Street Art // Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Bansky has done a remarkable job at grabbing the attention of everyone whether positive or negative. Publicists dream of such a client, but he has no need for them. Last week, Stephen Colbert of “The Colbert Report’ dedicated an entire section of his show hilariously provoking Banksy to create a custom piece on the wall outside of his studio in New York. A few days later, a bear with Colbert’s face on it (Stephen Colbear) appeared. The work was obviously not painted by Banksy, but instead Hanksy, a street artist who makes pun-influenced street art around New York. Colbert dedicated another segment of his show to the new “art” on his walls and it’s more than entertaining.
Street Art // Friday, October 11, 2013
The most interesting thing to come out of the Bansky madness that has swept New York is when one of his pieces ends up in a notoriously dangerous Brooklyn neighborhood and locals start charging people to view it. What are the reasonable rate residents of East New York are charging to see this little beaver? $20 (£12.50). Apparently, the “entrepreneurs” attempted to chisel it off the wall and failed. “We tryin to get some bread, this is my hood. I could step on this s*** it don’t matter to me.” "It's worth more to you that this is here than to me. If you want to take a picture it's going to cost something or the s*** could just get broke.” Welcome to the streets of Brooklyn. S*** just got real.
Juxtapoz // Friday, October 11, 2013
We are trying to find ways not to post a Banksy story each day during the month of Better Out Than In, and its getting hard. Today is a recap of all that has gone on in the streets of NYC since Saturday, with the special "Reble Rocket Attack" video of Sunday included here. Where to start... lonely hearts in Brooklyn, wandering gardens, signature rats, a political statement on the US military, cheap philosophy, and today, October 11, a meatpacking truck filled with stuffed animals called "The Sirens of the Lambs" that will tour NYC's meatpacking district and then citywide for the next two weeks.
Street Art // Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Banksy continues his “New York Residency” creating two new works in the streets, this time both across the East River in Brooklyn. The first painted yesterday, was the image of a broken heart balloon painted in the Red Hook neighborhood. Due to cheap fame or other envious reasons, the heart was “sidebusted” quickly by a repeating Banksy “admirer” as we will call him. The second was marked on a door somewhere in Greenpoint...
Juxtapoz // Sunday, October 06, 2013
We told you that we were going to keep the Banksy month-long "Better Out Than In" project to recaps, but the video he released today was just way too good to pass up. Titled "Rebel Rocket Attack," it definitely proves you must be careful with who you fight with...
Juxtapoz // Friday, October 04, 2013
As it appears that Banksy will indeed be dropping a new street piece everyday in NYC for the month of October, we are going to start keeping up with the posts each week in a Better Out Than In recap. Unless of course he does the Houston and Bowery wall in the middle of the night, or does something on the Empire State Building...
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Banksy's just announced via his website, an attempt to host an entire art show on the streets of New York! He had hinted at something happening last month with an announcement of sorts for "Better Ourt Than In" on his website. This afternoon his website URL has changed and a more detailed announcement has appeared giving us more information about "an artist's residency on the streets of New York" and what looks to be an exciting month of new work! An instagram account of the same name was just announced...coincidence?
Juxtapoz // Monday, September 23, 2013
We were wondering when Banksy would make an appearance again, as it has been over a year since the last London Olympics pieces. And then today, via the artist's website, the world was served an announcement of sorts of something happening in October 2013.
Street Art // Friday, April 19, 2013
We find it strange that in cities like London people are offering “Street art tours,” where guides steer you in the direction of all the best pieces by well-known artists. There is a large audience that has been built from the surge of work in the streets and just as much attention from art dealers and buyers hoping to make the right investment. Interesting perspective in this video depending on your point of view of street art.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 21, 2013
Last year, we showed you a Banksy mural from the time around teh Queen's Jubilee, ridiculing child labor under the her reign. Well, the piece has been chiseled from its original location in London and is now up for Auction in Miami. Valued between $500,000 and $700,000, the extraction of the piece has angered the local community who were proud to have it on their streets.