Banksy Opening


This past Sun­day, we attend­ed the Banksy open­ing at the Van­i­na Holasek Gallery in Chelsea. I love Banksy’s work, but it seemed a lit­tle odd to see his sten­ciled work framed and mat­ted in a gallery, with pen­ciled-in price tags labeled on the wall – $30k, $60k, $150k. It seemed a far cry from the street art and sub­ver­sive work that he’s known for.

Still, he’s one of the more inter­est­ing con­tem­po­rary artists out there – Lau­ren Collins has a nice pro­file piece, from The New York­er in May. And, I love his album art­work for Blur’s last LP, in 2003.

More pho­tos, and a video of Banksy’s sub­ver­sive muse­um activ­i­ty below the fold.

waiting on line
Wait­ing on line, with Lisa, Rachel, Har­ish, Liz, and Jason.


punk Winston
Punk Winston


pink hope
Pink hope.

2nd Floor
2nd floor gallery.

on brick
On Brick.

More pho­tos on Flickr »

And, here’s a video doc­u­ment­ing Banksy in his prime:

1 Response to “Banksy Opening”

  • Banksy Prints — Diana Ten Pound Note

    Hi Every­one!

    I am look­ing to sell some of my Banksy col­lec­tion — Di-Faced Tenners.

    They are in per­fect con­di­tion (mint) and I have kept them in an acid free fold­er and my house is smoke free.

    For pho­tos please see here :

    Pho­to :

    I have uploaded a video show­ing the note to Youtube.

    The qual­i­ty is not great and does not do jus­tice to the detail of the actu­al print. For bet­ter qual­i­ty images please see the pho­tos! (see below)

    Con­tact me — banksyf­reak (@) gmail (dot com)

    Free Fedex (24/48 hour) ship­ping to Unit­ed States and Europe.

    I accept pay­ment by PayPal. =)

    Thanks !

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