Every day during October I've been excited to check out http://www.banksyny.com/ This is the website Banksy is using to document his artist's residency on the streets of New York entitled 'Better Out Than In'. Personally, I love Banksy's work. I see it as art rather than typical graffiti. The only works I'm not too keen on are the ones which feature the rat!
I think it's such a shame that certain individuals are hunting down his work and putting their own tags across them and totally ruining them. Thankfully we have photographs of them before this happened.
Below, I have posted some of his New York residency work. If you want to look at it in date order then head to his website.
*Updated* - I'm so sad that Banksy's New York residency has ended. I looked forward to checking out the website every day to see his next piece. The identity of Banksy is unknown but I think I've got more of a feel for the man behind the art. He's got a great sense of humour and a huge passion for what he does. It makes me want to find out who he is even more.
October 7 - Brooklyn
This really struck home with me. A patched up broken heart.
October 17 - Bed Stuy
October 11 - Manhattan
October 1 - Manhattan
October 13 - Central Park
Signed original Banksy canvases sold at $60. This was genius.
October 14 - Queens.
This is what Banksy had to say about this piece "Some people criticize me for using sources that are a bit low brow (this quote is from 'Gladiator') but you know what? "I'm just going to use that hostility to make me stronger, not weaker" as Kelly Rowland said on the X Factor."
A man with a sense of humour.
October 11 - Meatpacking District
The Sirens of the Lambs. A slaughterhouse delivery truck touring the meatpacking district and then citywide for the next two weeks.
Check out the video for this online. It will make your heart melt. I thought from the images that they were cuddly toys, but they are puppets which come to life.
October 8 - Greenpoint
October 20 - Upper West Side
October 21 -South Bronx
October 24 - Hell's Kitchen
Waiting in vain at the door of the club.
Banksy commented on this piece, "For those of you wanting to know if this was a permission piece, it wasn't."
October 26 - Sunset Park
So true. "Alternative New York bumper slogan."
"Today’s piece was going to be an op-ed column in the New York Times. But they declined to publish what I supplied. Which was this..."
October 30 - Yankee Stadium
October 31 - Queens
An inflatable throw-up on the Long Island Expressway.
"Now available - the official Banksy New York residency souvenir T shirt (you have to take the jpeg to a copy store and make it yourself)"
All images from http://www.banksyny.com/