The New York Banksy art show has just completed Week 3, and we are seriously impressed that the British street artist continues to surprise us with different installations and art works. New Yorkers have had mixed reactions. Some embraced the street artist’s works, flocking to locations to catch a glimpse of the work first. Others have gone as far as covering up and painting over said work. (Basically, New York, this is why we can’t have nice things.)
Check out our Week 3 recap to find out where Banksy has gone in the middle of the month.
October 15: Tribeca
This 9/11 tribute was certainly more on the cliched side in terms of Banksy street art, but what we really appreciated was how viewers reacted to the piece (to be found in TriBeCa). People were laying flowers beside the mural as an emotional (and rather kind) reaction to the piece. While everyone focused on the piece in TriBeCa, Gothamist also reported that there was a second 9/11 Banksy tribute to be found in Brooklyn Heights. Folks have since placed a protective screen over the tribute to keep it safe from vandalizers.
October 16: South Bronx
Banksy made two trips to the South Bronx this past week. First up: this interactive sculpture of an elitist Ronald McDonald getting his gigantic clown shoes shined by a real performer. This installation is set to show up all over the city at different McDonald’s locations.
October 17: East Williamsburg
This clever stencil could be found at Graham Avenue & Cook Street in East Williamsburg (though reports keep placing it in Bed Stuy), where Banksy re-imagined an anonymous arch into a bridge for two silohuettes dressed in what appears to be Japanese kimonos. This particular stencil caused quite the ruckus, when someone was knocked down really quickly after rushing in to spraypaint over the piece. This piece has also joined the likes of the troll quote from Week 1, in which the building owner transformed the stencil into a gallery (that is now only open Monday trough Saturday, 10am to 6pm).
October 18: West 24th Street
In true Banksy flair, he actually created his own art gallery outdoors, because why not? In his own words, “People ask why I want to have an exhibition in the streets, but have you been to an art gallery recently? They’re full.” According to the Audio Guide (where he cheekily comments on the vandalizers who continue to fight his art from weeks past), this installation was inspired by the Occupy movement, which originated on Wall Street.
October 19: Staten Island
Amusingly enough, this particular installation has yet to be found by avid fans, probably because most New Yorkers are quite unfamiliar with the geography of Staten Island.
October 20: Upper West Side
This stencil on the Upper West Side didn’t last very long. It was posted on Saturday and by Sunday morning, it was already written over. That’s too bad.
October 21: South Bronx
A second showing in South Bronx, we see! Compared to his interactive sculpture, this is much more aligned with classic Banksy style. According to Animal NY, this piece of work could be found at 465 East 153rd Street, close to Elton Avenue.
Have you caught a glimpse of the Banksy art show yet?
(all photos via Banksy NY)