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Banksy’s Living Performance Art Opens Show In NYC


02.12.10 Bucky Turco

mr-brainwash-new-york-181 Attention street art aficionados and previously duped speculators, the moment you’ve all been waiting for has arrived! After blessing Los Angeles with a tacky, overly produced, thought-lacking exhibit of epic proportions, Mr. Brainwash has done the same in NYC for his soon-to-be-opened “Icons” show. But don’t let the name fool ya, there’s nothing iconic about about it.

Although freshly installed, the large-scale work, all bunched together, in 15,000 square feet of space in the Meat Packing District, already seems awfully stale and in signature MBW style, completely devoid of originality—just like depicted in the Banksy documentary unless oversized kitsch and parking a yellow cab in a gallery is groundbreaking. Click over to the Art Collectors to see the rest of the well-funded show or if you dare, venture to the official unveiling in person (415 W. 13th Street) on February 14th and marvel at the throngs of people that actually dig his work! |Art Collectors|