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10.25.13 ANIMAL

As you may have heard, there’s a British street artist named Banksy in town for the month of October. As part of his Better Out Than In “residency,” Banksy and his team have been unveiling a new piece of public art daily — art that was officially revealed on his website, then hunted down and […]

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Bucky Turco

Like others before him, a property owner whose building was adorned with Banksy’s illegal art has decided to preserve it. Instagram user @TheRobotArmy emailed ANIMAL the above photo of what the street artist’s “Ghetto 4 Life” piece in the South Bronx looked like as of Thursday afternoon. As you can see, it has been tastefully […]

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Aymann Ismail

Every day when Banksy’s newest piece is revealed, people flock to that NYC location. Lots of people! Journalists, Instagrammers, fans, haters, moms, babies, New Yorkers, tourists and the miscellaneous… So, if you’re tired of looking at Banksy, look at some people looking at Banksy in the gallery above and check back next Friday for a new […]

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10.24.13 Andy Cush

After yesterday’s “Better Out Than In” unveiling was “cancelled due to police activity,” Banksy is back at it and just announced his latest piece: It’s a sad-looking man in a suit, holding a bouquet of flowers, and it’s stenciled onto a pull-down door outside of the Hustler Club in Hell’s Kitchen. What’s going to happen at […]

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10.23.13 Yossera Bouchtia

Yesterday afternoon, a group of men unaffiliated with Banksy loaded the artist’s Willets Point “Sphinx” piece into the back of a box truck and drove off with it, after reportedly attempting to sell bricks for $100 each. ANIMAL was on the scene to document the proceedings and ask about their motives for taking the public […]

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Andy Cush

Instead of the usual post revealing a new Banksy work in NYC today, we get this. A blank, white box that reads “Today’s art has been cancelled due to police activity.” What does it mean? Is this empty post itself Banksy’s artwork for the day? Is the artist actually in trouble with the law? Take […]

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10.22.13 Andy Cush

A group of people loaded Banksy’s “Sphinx” piece into the back of a truck this afternoon. One of the men, Bernardo Valez, had previously declared the sculpture as his own, and was reportedly selling bricks for $100 a pop. ANIMAL’s Yossera Bouchita asked one of the men how he felt about claiming ownership of art that […]

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Andy Cush

The latest Banksy NYC piece is a Sphinx, somewhere in Queens. “Everything but the kitchen Sphinx,” reads the caption on the artist’s site. “A 1/36 scale replica of the great Sphinx of Giza made from smashed cinderblocks.You’re advised not to drink the replica Arab spring water.” We’re headed to Queens now. See something, send something. […]

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10.21.13 Andy Cush

Here’s today’s Banksy: a stenciled child painting “Ghetto 4 Life” on a wall in the South Bronx as a butler (also stenciled) hands him spray paint on a silver platter. It’s a seemingly self-deprecating piece, and possibly a commentary on the rift between street art and graffiti. See something, send something. We’re on our way […]

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Bucky Turco

Street art fans aren’t the only ones who interact with Banksy’s stenciled interventions: Families do too. On Sunday, the street artist disclosed a new piece of public art for his ongoing series. Located on the Upper West Side, it depicts a child swinging a mallet over a real life Siamese connection pipe attached to a […]

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