Banksy Opening

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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.

Flags
Flags

punk Winston
Punk Winston

rat
Rat.

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:

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