Sunday, October 12, 2008

Banksy's Village Pet Store

Banksy's first ever New York City exhibition came out this week. A village pet store at 89 7th Avenue between West 4th and Bleeker Street in West Village NYC. There are no signs or graffiti that announce that this is Banksy's work. Sort of playing along with his anonymity. This guy is the best artist doing it right now. Search Banksy in my blog and see his other graffiti works. And look below at the Rabbit checking himself out in the mirror, The Chicken McNuggets dipping themselves in honey mustard, or the fish sticks swimming around in a bowl.

And check out the video tour below.

This is what Banksy had to say about the exhibit.

"New Yorkers don't care about art, they care about pets. So I'm exhibiting them instead. I wanted to make art that questioned our relationship with animals and the ehtics and sustainability of factory farming, but it ended up as chicken nuggets singing. I took all the money I made exploiting an animal in my last show and used it to fun a new show about the exploitation of animals. If its art and you can see it from the street, I guess it could still be considered street art."

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