October 9, 2008

Banksy in the Village

(taken from NY times)
On Wednesday a piece by Banksy, a pseudonymous, secretive British artist, was unveiled at 89 Seventh Avenue South (near Bleecker Street) in Greenwich Village. The installation was a mock pet supply shop, filled with animatronic creatures like a rhesus monkey and would-be creatures like fish sticks swimming in a tank. The Village Pet Store and Charcoal Grill, as the green awning reads, will be open to the public daily through Oct. 31.

my art fag co-workers (hey brian and jojo) found out about this and obviously had to go see so they could maintain their art fag reputations. it's only a 5 minutes walk from the office so me and cristin tagged along. i have to be honest, i've always been a little intrigued by Banksy, i just prefer to not jump on any pop-art bandwagons.

here's a few pics i took but if you really want the full effect you should watch the video to see it all in motion. the monkey-porn-watching monkey was obviously the best.

uh, i'll have the Sarah Specia please?

fave Banksy quote:
"The thing I hate the most about advertising is that it attracts all the bright, creative and ambitious young people, leaving us mainly with the slow and self-obsessed to become our artists. Modern art is a disaster area. Never in the field of human history has so much been used by so many to say so little."


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