At the edges of the art world and its fetishisation, and banking on it.
BETTER OUT THAN IN
An Artists Residency on the Streets of New York
All pictures painted inside, in the studio, will never be as good as those done outside. Paul Cézanne
Excerpts from Banksy’s Site (mostly).
– with a summary of some of Banksy’s work (“guerilla art”) at the very bottom of this page –
Taken in 1955, near Midland in Ontario, this photograph shows a Jesuit priest hearing confession at a site commemorating the first missionaries in Huron county. They arrived in 1626 intending to convert the Iriquois but were martyred ten years later (Wiki: The Jesuits considered their martyrdom proof that the mission was blessed by God and would be successful).
Banksy # 12: “Concrete Confessional” in the East Village
The Sirens of the Lambs. A slaughterhouse delivery truck touring the meatpacking district and then citywide for the next two weeks.
From the Audio Guide
(More on Banksy’s Site Listed Above)
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… (from Banksy’s Site)
‘The banality of the banality of evil ‘ Oil on oil on canvas, 2013
A thrift store painting vandalized then re-donated to the thrift store.
The beaver at 274 Bradford Street, Brooklyn
Watched more than 6 million times (Dumbo: District Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass)
A fibreglass replica of Ronald McDonald having his shoes shined by a real live boy. The sculpture will visit the sidewalk outside a different McDonalds every lunchtime for the next week. Today: South Bronx.
Oct. 25 (Thanksigiving)
“Alternative New York bumper slogan” (from Banksy’s site)
Random graffiti given a Broadway makeover (an ongoing series).
266 Freeman St. Brooklyn. Door is already gone – Most likely to be sold.
“I don’t read what i believe in the papers” Banksy
One particular summary: