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Banksy’s 31 days long residency comes to an end with this new piece, an inflatable throw-up on the Long Island Expressway.
Banksy himself just confirmed the piece on his Instagram. The exact location is Borden Avenue and 35th Street.

“It has been an interesting experiment but is there an cohesive message behind it?” The podcast asks. Followed by:

“Banksy asserts that outside is where art should live amongst us. And rather than street art being a fad, maybe it is the last thousand years of art history is a blip when art came inside in service of the church and institutions. But art’s rightful place is on the cave walls of our communities where it can act as a public service, provoke debate, voice concerns, forge identities. The world we live in today is run — visually at least, by traffic signs, billboards, and planning committees, is that it? Don’t we want to live in a world made of art not just decorated by it?”

 

The artist also published on his website a foto of a t-shirt with the I <3 NYC logo adding: “Now available – the official Banksy New York residency souvenir T shirt (you have to take the jpeg to a copy store and make it yourself).

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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.