Thursday, October 31, 2013

BANKSY "Better OUT than IN" Images from his New York City Residency - October 2013

All I ever wanted was a shoulder to crayon.
British Street Artist "Banksy" anointed himself "Artist in Residence" of New York City's Streets for the month of October, 2013. Dodging the police and trying to be as elusive and mysterious as possible, here are some of his creative artworks, done by Banksy - "outside" - on the streets of Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx.

Chelsea Art Exhibition

Are you the sort of person who enjoys going to art galleries but wished they had more gravel in them? Then this temporary exhibition space is for you. Housing just two paintings but also featuring a bench, some carpet and complimentary refreshments. Opens today through Sunday 11am til midnight.

People ask why I want to have an exhibition in the streets, but have you been to an art gallery recently? They're full.

A fibreglass replica of Ronald McDonald having his shoes shined by a real live boy. The sculpture will visit the sidewalk outside a different McDonald's every lunchtime for a week. South Bronx.

Some people criticize me for using sources that are a bit low brow (this quote is from 'Gladiator') but you know what? "I'm just going to use that hostility to make me stronger, not weaker" as Kelly Rowland said on the X Factor.

Banksy's Sphinx - surrounded by junk and a puddle.

Banksy painted over a "found" thrift-shop painting (adding the Nazi Soldier on a bench)
then brought the artwork back to the same thrift-shop
putting the painting in the window as a part of the display. 
It will be auctioned off for charity - a one million dollar bid is expected.

Thrift-shop storefront with Banksy painting over the couch.

As a part of his Art Residency, Banksy set up as a street vendor for one day only, selling his original works for $60 each. Each piece could be worth thousands if not tens-of-thousands.

"Sirens of the lambs" - puppets and noise makers in a traveling "Farm Fresh Meats" truck / concept piece.



To enhance your enjoyment of the exhibits an audio guide is provided via cell phone. Simply call the number next to the painting and select the appropriate option on the keypad. This is a toll free service. 1-800-656-4271 #1

Now available - "The Official Banksy New York Residency Souvenir T-Shirt" 
(You have to take a jpeg of it to a copy store and make the T-Shirt yourself!)

The last day of the show 10-31-2013
This final piece, Banksy's take on the famous cloud-like bubble lettering of most graffiti, 

and this one actually floats.
An homage
 to the classic graffiti in the city that invented the current form.
Banksy - "Art should be outside, not just shown inside.
Don't we want to live in a world made of art, not just decorated by it?"

(Source: Contrary to reports on fox news these images were kindly donated to NYC for free by the owner. The images for this report came from his online presence "Banksy Website.")

Garden Salad
in less than a minute

Today making a mixed greens salad at home is as easy as opening a box of mixed greens from the grocery. Here is a good way to finish that salad off.

Make a vinaigrette with 1 part vinegar (I use rice vinegar) to 3 parts EV olive oil, add a pinch of salt, and 2 grinds of pepper, plus the squeeze (the juice) of 1/2 lemon (or a good squirt out of bottled lemon juice.) Mix into an emulsion. In a large salad bowl place the mixed greens and some of the vinaigrette, then toss. Transfer to salad plates and top in a teepee shape with shaves of Parmesan cheese, using a vegetable peeler (makes long strips.) Drizzle the salad with a little bit of balsamic vinegar and serve.

Until later,

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