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10.30.13 Bucky Turco

For day 29 of of Banksy’s Better Out Than In campaign, the British street artist mysteriously donated a painting to a charitable Manhattan thrift shop, which he had bought two weeks prior for $50. The previously pedestrian artwork was embellished with a lonely Nazi officer and retitled “The Banality of the Banality of Evil.” The […]

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10.29.13 Andy Cush

After a long delay, Banksy posted today’s Better Out Than In, piece, an oil painting of a Nazi gazing out at a mountain landscape this afternoon. The artist writes that the work, entitled “The banality of the banality of evil,” is “a thrift store painting vandalised then re-donated to the thrift store.” It’s hanging on the […]

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Bucky Turco

Early in to his art “residency” on the streets of New York, when Banksy’s newly-revealed stencils were getting tagged awfully fast and not preserved immediately by metal gates, I asked a handful of graffiti writers (and Shepard Fairey) to help explain why the British street artist’s NYC work was getting ragged so quickly. It was well […]

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10.28.13 Andy Cush

Today, Banksy is sending his followers to Coney Island to find his latest “Better Out Than In” piece: a stenciled robot spraying a bar code on the wall—that flying pigeon in Banksy’s image is just that: an actual pigeon. Does the number at the bottom of the code, 13274125, mean anything? We’ll see. We’re on […]

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10.27.13 Bucky Turco

The company in Sunset Park that owns the box truck Banksy painted on this weekend is hoping to sell the art. “Are you a reporter or a buyer,” said a man who identified himself only as Israel, owner of I & A Merchandise, to ANIMAL by phone on Sunday. “We want to get it off […]

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Bucky Turco

“Today’s piece was going to be an op-ed column in the New York Times,”writes Banksy on his website. “But they declined to publish what I supplied. Which was this…” The op-ed, which he then mocked up to look like the Times, is critical of the new One World Trade Center building and is tied to […]

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10.26.13 Bucky Turco

“For those of you wanting to know if this was a permission piece, it wasn’t,” wrote Banksy in an update on his site. He’s referring to the desperate guy with flowers stencil Team Banksy spray painted on a roll down gate at Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club in Hell’s Kitchen. Why the need for the odd […]

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Bucky Turco

Today’s Banksy is in Sunset Park. “The grumpier you are, the more assholes you meet…” reads the words on the back of a box truck, which the street artist captioned, “Alternative New York bumper slogan.” You will find it at 131 47th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues. It’s day 26 of Better Out Than […]

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10.25.13 Andy Cush

This is a new one: Banksy’s “Better Out Than In” website updated today not with an image but with a simple bit of text: “Today’s piece will be posted at 5pm.” So, now we wait. In other news: unsurprisingly, the Hustler Club removed their Banksy-adorned gate “for safekeeping” at around 6:30PM yesterday. UPDATE (4pm): Banksy’s […]

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Andy Cush

The Daily News is reporting on the “first interactive Banksy piece” of “Better Out Than In.” Apparently, it’s an “anonymous guestbook” that the artist stenciled to the side of a Red Hook building. Everyone is invited to tag the wall, culminating in a democratic, collaborative piece of street art. The excitement started after Deirdre Swords, founder of the Red Hook Art […]

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