October 31, 2013

Now it’s done. No more getting up in the morning with this feeling of excitement, even anxiety, to find out what he had done again. No more moving garden, no more art sale at central park and no more sphinx to be stolen. Tonight the British reign of sarcasm and wit comes to an end. Thank you for the last 31 days Banksy. Next year do the same shit in Berlin. Shit? You ask. Something like:

The Grimm reaper on Houston, for New York’s early Halloween on October 25th. The scary little motherf****r was driving a bumper car, laughing his ass off while scarring little kids, and us. New Yorkers must have loved it; they’re crazy about Halloween. Good demographic knowledge Mr. Englishman.

The following day it was back to writing smart anecdotes on the back of cars, aka bumper slogans. In Banksy’s case it red “The Grumpier you are, the more assholes you meet”. Wisdom that probably a lot of New Yorker’s can verify.

Banksy street art
Banksy - Bumper slogan

Since he was so friendly to take New Yorkers preferences and lifestyle into consideration with his street art pieces two days before. Banksy must have thought to himself let’s piss off the city that never sleeps. How? Easy, just criticize the new World Trade Centre.  Banksy agreed upon releasing an op-ed column in The New York Times. Only problem was the content Banksy delivered was never published. Maybe they were too afraid to piss the readership off. Read for yourself. What do you think?

Banksy for NY Times
Banksy - New York Times op-ed column

We’re still recapping October 27th the street artist had another stunt up his sleeve. This very ‘Mobstr’ inspired street art piece can hopefully still be found in Greenpoint (Brooklyn). The piece reads, “This site contains blocked messages”.

Banksy street art
Banksy - street art piece in Brooklyn

The following day Banksy made a little road trip down to the piers of Coney Island. What’s the one thing you really would never associate with the island of this Coney guy? Exactly! A Robot. So Banksy went there to stencil a Robot on the wall. The little fellaw is, similar to the British street artist, an aerosol enthusiast and tagged the wall with a barcode. Probably his name in robot language, or something like that.

Banksy stencil
Banksy - Robot in Coney Island

Banksy’s next piece is amazing, has a black sense of humor, is called "The banality of the banality of evil" and is worth $310.200 at the moment. Banksy must be very pleased with the worth of this recycled landscape painting. First of all the painting was probably worth nothing before he painted a Nazi sitting on a bench looking at the panorama. Second of all the yield of this auction is donated to Housing Works. An organization that benefits HIV/AIDS infected homeless people. Amazing guy this Banksy character. Seriously how cool to do something like that?! We very much hope that the bids increase even further. If your interested the auction still runs another 7 hours.

Banksy painting
Banksy - The banality of the banality of evil

The day before the end. In an effort to win back the hearts of the New Yorker’s he went to the most important landmark in the Bronx: The Yankee Stadium. Not quite sure why Banksy chose the leopard on the Yankee Stadium, but he stenciled it anyway. The leopard is lying atop a yellow line running along the wall of the stadium.

Banksy street art
Banksy - Leopard at Yankees Stadium

Banksy's final stunt: Love to all New Yorkers

Banksy T-Shirt
Banksy - Balloon T-Shirt

Thats not all. His last piece is an homage to the city were it all began. A bubbly, bold and round Banksy tag, reminding us of the good old Graffiti days. The Banksy lettering is actually inflatable and floats in the air. Instead of writing it on the wall he choose to hang the balloon in front of the wall. What the F***k? No, we get it.

"Don't we wanna live in a world made from art?"

Banksy Balloon
Inflatable Banksy

Pictures and video retrieved from: banksyny

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