Banksys Village Pet Store

Banksy hat, nachdem er zwei neue Pieces in New York an ein paar jetzt sehr viel wertvollere Wände geworfen hat, einen Tierladen eröffnet. Ein Tierladen mit lebenden Hotdogs, Chicken Nuggets und Überwachungskameras. Wooster hat ein Statement von ihm und ein Posting mit jeder Menge Fotos und einem Video.

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This is the first time that Banksy has used animatronics, and the effect is absolutely amazing.

A clear departure form last year's behemoth show in Los Angeles, Banksy's first ever show in New York City (the others have been fakes) is being held in a tiny storefront that's less than 300 square feet and can't hold more than 20 people at any one time.

One of our favorite things about what Banksy has done is that the entire show is completely visible to the public both day and night through the store front windows. And unless you're a hard core Banksy fan, or until someone like us tells you, it's absolutely impossible to know that the work has been done by Banksy. There are no paintings or graffiti in the entire space.

Banksys Statement:

“New Yorkers don’t care about art, they care about pets. So I’m exhibiting them instead. I wanted to make art that questioned our relationship with animals and the ethics and sustainability of factory farming, but it ended up as chicken nuggets singing. I took all the money I made exploiting an animal in my last show [er meint den pinken Elefanten seiner Show in LA, Anm. v. icke] and used it to fund a new show about the exploitation of animals. If its art and you can see it from the street, I guess it could still be considered street art."

The Village Pet Store and Charcoal Grill (via Nomnomnom)