Here is a photo I snapped yesterday morning in Chinatown of the new commissioned Banksy mural on the corner of Canal Street and Wooster. I stood for a few minutes watching two men paint the outline. One appeared to be the same guy from the pictures I’ve seen of the other two murals that have gone up in recent weeks. The other guy was a young kid that appeared to be the man’s assistant.
Here is a photo I snapped this morning of the finished product.
As you man know, these murals are not actually Banksy himself. However, it has been confirmed that Banksy is in New York.
Wooster Collective published the following today:
“While New Yorkers have been consumed by the stock market meltdown, a tiny little pet store quietly opened four days ago at 89 7th Avenue between West 4th and Bleeker Street in the West Village of New York City.”
“New Yorkers don’t care about art, they care about pets. So I’m exhibiting them instead. I wanted to make art that questioned our relationship with animals and the ethics and sustainability of factory farming, but it ended up as chicken nuggets singing. I took all the money I made exploiting an animal in my last show and used it to fund a new show about the exploitation of animals. If its art and you can see it from the street, I guess it could still be considered street art.”
(Video by Wooster Collective)
Learn more about one of the world’s most notorious street artists here…