better out than in: banksy's NYC street art - part four
 
better out than in: banksy's NYC street art - part four better out than in: banksy's NYC street art - part four
oct 31, 2013

better out than in: banksy's NYC street art - part four

better out than in: banksy’s NYC street art – part four
all images © banksy

 

 

after featuring a slaughterhouse delivery truck in new york city’s meatpacking district filled with cows, chickens, pigs and lambs, to a fibreglass replica of ronald mcdonald having his shoes shined by a live person, banksy’s highly controversial ‘better out than in’ 31 day ‘residency’ in new york city has officially come to a close with an inflatable ‘banksy’ tag near the long island expressway. ‘this is a sideways take on the ubiquitous spray painted bubble lettering that actually floats. it’s an homage of sorts, to the most prevalent form of graffiti in the city that invented it for the modern era – or it’s another banksy piece that’s full of hot air,’ says banksy.

 

outside is where art should live, amongst us, and rather than street art being a fad, maybe its the last 1000 years of art history that are the blip, when art came inside, in service of the church and institutions. but art’s rightful place is on the cave walls of our communities, where it can act as a public service, provoke debate, voice concerns, forge identities. the world we live in today is run (visually at least) is run by traffic signs, billboards and planning committees… is that it? don’t we want to live in a world made of art, not just decorated by it?

 

 

yankee stadium – day 30

 

 

‘bronx zoo’
yankee stadium – day 30

 

 

yankee stadium – day 30

 

 

‘the banality of the banality of evil ‘ oil on oil on canvas, 2013
23rd street – day 29

 

 

23rd street – day 29

 

 

‘ a thrift store painting vandalised then re-donated to the thrift store.’

 

 

coney island – day 28

 

 

coney island – day 28

 

 

green point – day 27

 

 

green point – day 27

 

 

 

 

‘today’s piece was going to be an op-ed column in the new york times. but they declined to publish what I supplied. which was this…’

 

 

 

alternative new york bumper slogan
sunset park – day 26

  • I completely agree with the bumper slogan! Although I really don’t understand why that is..

    Kahenas says:

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