Tag Archives: Stencils

Banksy in New York: Defaced Gathers His Greatest Hits Under One Roof

banksy time out london cover photo by gail worley
March 2010 Cover of Time Out London Designed By Banksy (All Photos By Gail)

My first exposure to Banksy — the pseudonymous British street artist (some say consortium) whose irreverent works of socio-political satire have appeared in site-specific locations across the globe — was a visit to his October, 2008 immersive Village Pet Store and Charcoal Grill. Located in a Greenwich Village, NYC storefront and filled with surreal creations both familiar and exotic, the installation was designed to look like a typical pet store, but with a twist. While there was no actual Charcoal Grill serving food, rather than selling live animals, the store featured a variety of animatronic pets, including fish sticks swimming in a fish bowl, ‘chicken nugget’ baby chicks and a rabbit applying makeup before a mirrored vanity.

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New Mural By Blek Le Rat in First Street Green Art Park

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Photos By Gail

The legendary French graffiti and stencil artist Blek Le Rat was in town recently to do some press for his current solo exhibit in the Chelsea Gallery District. While he was here, he paid homage to one of his peers of the street art world with this stenciled likeness of the late Richard Hambleton in the First Street Green Art Park. Very cool!

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Pink Thing Of The Day: Pink Trash Can With Stenciled Palm Trees

Pink Garbage Can
Photos By Gail

This tropical-themed Pink Garbage Bin, with its lovely stenciled palm tree motif, was spotted on the sidewalk out front of Cha Cha Matcha in SoHo NYC.

Pink Garbage Can

Abraham Lincoln Says “Art Is Not a Crime”

Art is Not a Crime
Photo By Gail

Stencils by unknown street artists photographed on West 25th Street in the Chelsea Gallery District.

Must See Art: Blek Le Rat’s Ignorance is Bliss

Sweet Dreams
Sweet Dreams by Blek Le Rat (All Photos By Gail)

My vote for the first Must See Show of NYC’s Fall Art Season is iconic stencil artist Blek Le Rat’s Ignorance is Bliss at Jonathan LeVine Gallery. While Saturday’s opening reception was comparatively sparsely attended, this made for a great viewing experience, perfect photo snapping conditions and a chance to talk to the artist himself, who was on hand to sign cards, pose for photos and, in general, be an all around nice, cool guy. Blek Le Rat! Continue reading Must See Art: Blek Le Rat’s Ignorance is Bliss