A week has passed since we last gave you an update on the doings of the ominous Banksy.
On the tenth of October, he stenciled a miniature beaver next to a snapped “No parking at any time” street sign. Only a couple of days later this beaver had a group of personal bodyguards that charged twenty dollars from any paparazzi who wanted to a take a picture. At this point it is important to mention that Banksy had nothing to do with the charge on pictures. The people that were trying to enrich themselves were gangsters from the beaver’s neighborhood. Banksy even posted a video from one of the paparazzi’s and commented it as follows: “Erm…”. As we mentioned in our previous ‘Better Out Than In’ recap, Banksy is not doing this for the money.
His eleventh street art piece was titled “The Sirens of Lambs”. Although in the traditional sense not street art, the slaughterhouse delivery truck, filled with stuffed cows, pigs, sheep and even a panda driving through New York’s Meatpacking District is street art sarcasm at its finest.
Back to stencils, he placed a priest in the window of a concrete construction block. The priest holds his forehead with his left arm, as if thinking. The red background gives it a “renaissance painting hanging in a museum” touch.
On October thirteenth the british street artist sold originals for the price of 60$ in central park. An old man set up stall at central park. What he was selling were numbered, authenticated, signed, original Banksy stencils. The man waited four hours until he made his first sale. At 3:30 pm a mother bought two canvases’ after negotiating a 50 percent discount. All in all the Banksy pop-up art sale did not go very well. The grand total: 425$.
Following this stunt Banksy stenciled “for real”. The urban art piece depicted an old lady with a sponge in her hand, wiping away the sentence “What we do in life echoes in Eternity”.
The next day he moved down from Queens to Tribeca to complete his second-in-a-row stencil. This time less sarcastic but more thoughtful. A stencil of the World Trade Center could be seen if one looked very carefully. Approximately 30 centimeters high it was sprayed on the wall of a side walk. In one of the towers he fixated an orange-yellow flower that still had some black paint on its petals.
On the sixteenth day Banksy set up a street art piece that would reoccur for the following seven days. Every time New Yorker’s went on their lunch break he could be standing there, looking down on a boy with a grim face. Ronald McDonald. The Banksy Ronald McDonald is made from fiberglass, hangs out a different McDonalds every day a lunch and has oversize shoes that are being polished by a boy.
Today, Banksy managed two things. Only one of which will be a success. His stencil of Venetian ladies walking over a ‘bridge’ that is in fact is the ornament of a building, will be. The police search for Banksy on the other hand wont. Come on guys its Banksy!