Capturing Capacity

Banksy Wraps up his ‘Residency’ in New York.

banksy_nyc_headerBanksy is a modern day prophet who’s work beckons the masses to think; and for that he will go down in the books as a legend.  After taking on the challenge of creating art on the Separation Wall in Israel’s West Bank, it seemed like Banksy couldn’t take on too much more ambitious of a project; but Banksy’s latest month long tour de force in New York has proved a rivaling feat.  Taking up an ‘Artist in Residence’ post for the whole month of October, Banksy crafted a vast variety of intriguing pieces on a daily basis (minus one day due to high police activity).  Risking incarceration and heavy ‘vandalizing’ fines, Banksy has danced around the authorities of New York and bestowed an incredible gift onto the people of the world through this ‘residency’.  Can you tell I admire Banksy?  Welllll, let’s just get to some of the pieces already eh?  Be sure to get the full experience (complete with audio guide clips for some of the art) by headed over to the Banksy NY website.
Without further ado, here are some favorites from Oct/, sprinkled with some quotes from Banksy’s final audio guide, which you should really listen to yourself by visiting the above link.

 banksy_privileged_tagger_zo“If just one child has been inspired to pick up a can of paint and make some art – well that would be statistically disappointing considering how much work I put in.” -Banksy

banksy_priviliged_taggerOutside the Hustler Gentleman’s club, a disillusioned, stood-up man:

banksy_hustler_date banksy_hustler_date_zoombanksy_occupy_day4“Outside is where art should live, amongst us.” -Banksy

banksy_outdoor_gallery2 banksy_outdoor_hanging banksy_mcdonald

Holding ‘beef’ with factory animal farming, Banksy crafted this mobile piece entitled “Sirens of the Lambs” :


  “Don’t we want to live in  A world made of art, not just decorated by it?” -Banksy

banksy_oct10_beaverbanksy_day10_beaver2“Art’s rightful place is on the cave walls of our communities were it can act as a public service, provoke debate, voice concerns, forge identities.” -Banksy

banksy_grumpy_assholesBelow is a painting Banksy purchase from a thrift store, which he altered and returned:banksy_nazi_repaintbanksy_nazi_thriftbanksy_cement_confessionalbanksy_oriental_bridge

Below is a video of an installation type piece Banksy put together in the Bowery:

Banksy’s Final Piece as homage to the Bubble lettering of NY graffiti:


To see some of Banksy’s works from earlier in the month please CLICK HERE to view the post focused on the first week in New York.

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