Banksy in New York | Better out than in

Banksy’s one month art residency stint in New York seems to have stirred the Big Apple from its deep sleep and has already provoked Mayor Bloomberg into condemning the artist and the NYPD into actively seeking his arrest for defacing public property. The public embrace him and the police chase him, it could only happen in New York. What would Robert Hughes have to say if he were still alive?

Check out this very cheeky animated gif 

Get the inside on the kind of nutters roaming the streets of New York including the Mayor here

The news of the residency was out and about in the artworld before it came to to public attention after the news media picked up on Banksy’s stall (post event) where signed original works were being sold to an unsuspecting public for $60. Video footage was released on the Banksy NY YouTube channel

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Images courtesy of Design Boom

JR’s TED Prize wish: Use art to turn the world inside out

JR, a French street artist, uses his camera to show the world its true face. He makes his audacious TED Prize wish: to use art to turn the world inside out. A funny, moving talk about art and who we are. Learn more at insideoutproject.net.

The Inside out project was launched in March this year. The project is a global initiative that allows participants (yes you can participate in this) to upload their photo and story to the project site, they will in turn mail a poster of your photograph for you to put up anywhere that you deem suitable.

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