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10.31.13 Bucky Turco

At this point, if Banksy farted in a bottle, it would sell for a lot… and ANIMAL would write about it. Hundreds raced to swarm around his NYC pieces every day all this month. But 10 years ago in May of 2003, Banksy’s first New York art exhibit was a small and humbly-attended affair in the expanded […]

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05.22.13 Julia Dawidowicz

New York-based artist Leslie Thornton‘s new video installation Luna is more than just an immersive, three-channeled, kaleidoscopic spectacle. It’s a new form of digital storytelling, spanning the history of Coney Island from 1900 to some time in the not-too-distant future. In lieu of actors and dialogue, Luna stars the iconic Parachute Jump, whose gradual metamorphosis is witnessed through […]

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01.17.13 Marina Galperina

Just now, in front of Maurizio Cattelan’s Family Business Gallerywe witnessed the most cathartic exorcism of old work. After tearing down xeroxed and otherwise flammable work from their last show, the gutted insides of the small storefront gallery were stuffed into a trash can and burned in front of gathering crowd. A police cruiser made […]

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