Banksy’s latest Better Out Than In piece was just announced, and apparently, it isn’t those Jafar posters we spotted this morning. Two paintings–identical to the covers Banksy and Os Gemeos provided for the Village Voice–went up on West 24th Street, complete with a museum guard and a bench to sit on.
UPDATE: It’s at 24th Street just off 10th Avenue. There’s also a water cooler filled with “non-alcoholic wine.” Apparently there’s a capacity of about 20. This guy already got kicked out. More pictures in the gallery.
From Banksy’s site:
Are you the sort of person who enjoys going to art galleries, but wished they had more gravel in them? Then this temporary exhibition space is for you. Housing just two paintings but also featuring a bench, some carpet and complimentary refreshments. Opens today through Sunday 11am til midnight.
People ask why I want to have an exhibition in the streets, but have you been to an art gallery recently? They’re full.
Here’s Banksy’s audio guide, which says the piece was inspired by the Occupy movement.
(Photos: Aymann Ismail/ANIMALNewYork)