Street Art // Monday, April 28, 2014
Remember this one from Banksy's month-long residency on the streets of NYC, "Better Out Than In"? The Meat Truck, aka "Sirens of the Lamb" was probably the best part of the project, featuring a truck that drove around Manhattan with stuffed-animals on their way to the slaughterhouse. Well, in honor, Banksy has a nice drawn illustration of the piece on his site today. Maybe its a slow news day. Maybe we like the drawing. Maybe we miss Anthony Hopkins?
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 15, 2014
After the Banksy x BNE charity mess-up, and we admit, we were one of the many blogs that messed it up, its nice to see the UK street artist x performance artist x filmmaker x all around provocateur is back with a few new street pieces this past weekend. Taking on the topics of surveillance and our insatiable appetite for information, we are secretly hoping Apple is proud that it appears "Mobile Lovers" using an iPhone as opposed to a Droid. Just saying.
Street Art // Friday, March 14, 2014
Amazingly, March 15 will mark the third anniversary of the ongoing Syria conflict, and groups from around the world are continuing various awareness campaigns for the citizens of Syria and demanded a stop to the bloodshed inside the country. In our world, the art world, Banksy has lent his iconic "Girl With the Red Balloon" for the #WithSyria awareness campaign....
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 05, 2013
We end the year on a high, high note, with a great December 2013 cover story on artist Todd "REAS" James. We have been scheduling a story with Todd for a bit now, and after the VMAs with the Miley bears, and another year where his exhibitions seems to get more and more stunning, we thought it was time to send contributing editor Joey Garfield out to NYC to catch up with REAS about pirates, girls, Mileys, vandals, and the evolution of his craft.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 31, 2013
And so you have it, 31 days in October, 31 pieces/moments of art from Banksy, one city that is New York, and now it is over. Whether you loved it, hated it, felt inspired by it, Banksy took over the art world (well, pop culture world, really) for a month on the biggest stage, and left piece #31 and its companion audio as a reminder of why street art, graffiti, public art, whatever it is you want to call it, in whatever form you find it, do it, see it, is an important historical identifier of who we are as humans... enjoy a little recap of Better Out Than In.
Juxtapoz // Monday, October 28, 2013
We've almost come to the end now, haven't we? Or at least, we think Banksy's "Better Out Than In" is supposed to finish this month? For the past week, Bansky has gone a bit... well, a little more mellow but with a bit more esoteric styling for his pieces. You got the cement block Sphinx, a sad stencil waiting for the club, a police notification, a Reaper, and a Op-Ed piece the NY Times didn't want to run. Today had a robot. So it goes...
Juxtapoz // Monday, October 21, 2013
Since the last time we posted about Banksy's month long street residency in NYC, Better Out Than In, we have witnessed a few pieces going up in NYC (or at least part of the masses going to see the pieces) and see the backlash of a certain Mayor Bloomberg making his comments about "urban decay." Banksy has given us a confessional, Ronald McDonald's wage reenactment, a Central Park painting sale, a pop-up outdoor show with Os Gemeos under the High Line, and of course, trying to staying Ghetto 4 Life.
Street Art // Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Banksy’s newest installation for his “Better Out Than In” project is located in South Bronx, which has the potential to be just as entertaining as the situation surrounding the beaver stenciled in East New York. This new sculpture is a little different from the others as a real live human will be polishing the shoes of a fiberglass replica of Ronald McDonald. This should make quite the spectacle. The sculpture will visit the sidewalk outside a different McDonalds every lunchtime for the next week.
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.