Friday, October 17, 2008

Banksy's Rat Graffiti in New York City

3rd\SW Quadrant: The Approval Matrix

Banksy is a well-known pseudo-anonymous British graffiti artist. He is believed to be a native of Yate, South Gloucestershire, near Bristol and to have been born in 1974, but there is substantial public uncertainty about his identity and personal and biographical details.

His artworks are often-satirical pieces of art on topics such as politics, culture, and ethics. His street art, which combines graffiti writing with a distinctive stencilling technique, is similar to Blek le Rat, who began to work with stencils in 1981 in Paris and members of the anarcho-punk band Crass who maintained a graffiti stencil campaign on the London Tube System in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

His art has appeared in cities around the world. Banksy's work was born out of the Bristol underground scene which involved collaborations between artists and musicians.
-- Source: Wikipedia

By MELENA RYZIK\New York Times

The Village Pet Store and Charcoal Grill [89 Seventh Avenue South (near Bleecker Street) in Greenwich Village.], as the green awning reads, is Banksy’s first official exhibition in New York [a mock pet supply shop, filled with animatronic creatures like a rhesus monkey and would-be creatures like fish sticks swimming in a tank.], his representatives say, and it will be open to the public daily through Oct. 31.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


I am selling various prints by:

Blek Le Rat (Original spray of "Man who walks through walls"
Banksy (DiFaced tenner) and others
Sick Boy
Faile and others.

If you are interested, Please email me at