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Today’s Banksy update was cancelled due “police activity”, which probably is the piece of the day. In his latest post, Banksy writes that, “Today’s art has been cancelled due to police activity.” Does this mean Banksy was arrested? Or did the police just disrupt whatever he was working on? Anyway, we will see tomorrow (or maybe tonight).
Last weekend, whilst I was away on holidays and didn’t really want to hear so much about any street art apart the one I saw with my own eyes uploaded Banksy a new video (below) entitled “Staten Island”  showing an ant colony around which he draw the silhouette of a naked woman which reminds me of a piece he did a few years ago.

That was on Friday. Saturday brought yet another another piece (image below); a stencil of those that made Banksy famous almost over night and the sort of pieces where street art is more than just placing an image onto a wall involving the space it’s in. Good old Banksy!
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Sunday’s piece wasn’t great… unless we try to overanalyse it. What wants Banksy to say here?
The images below show a fancy boy in fancy pants doing crappy graffiti… Is that a comment to today’s street art movement?
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Yesterday published Banksy the pictures of his latest work, a replica of Egypt’sGreat Sphinx of Giza, in what appears to be a vacant lot in Queens.
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The text accompanying the announcement on the artist’s site reads:

Everything but the kitchen Sphinx. A 1/36 scale replica of the great Sphinx of Giza made from smashed cinderblocks.You’re advised not to drink the replica Arab spring water.

Probably a comment to the looting of  the Ancient Egypt’s great monuments (the most widely looted and defaced artifacts of human civilization).
Anyway, the piece has already been removed and sold… underlying maybe Banksy’s point?

Wondering what’s next? me too… but this just appeared online www.banksylax.com.
It says, “Better LA Than NYC” and features a “December 2013” countdown clock.
More to come …

Fran

Author: Fran

Founder and editor of Urbanite. Street Art lover who after the finishing her MA thesis on the muralist movement in the 1920-50s, developed a fascination for street art and graffiti that eventually led to collaborations with different art blogs, including the creation of this one.