NYC///STREET LIFE///NICK WALKER IN THE EAST VILLAGE

November 3, 2008  |  Graffiti, News, NYC, Street Art

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The Banksy effect in the East Village... 

This post comes as a point of clarification. Banksy's recent (and legal) huge-scale assault on NYC's downtown wall space has attracted a lot of attention lately, and the new piece shown here by fellow Bristol stencil artist NICK WALKER has been incorrectly identified by many locals as belonging to the aforementioned Englishman. Situated at the corner of 6th & Cooper, the massive and yes, legal, piece (like the older one in Brooklyn also pictured below) that popped up last week does indeed resemble the work of Bristol's most famous stencil god in both form and function, but certainly not content. As street art continues to dominate the visual landscape of the underground art world, it's surprising to watch the massive and rather disingenuous game of follow-the-leader that has emerged as its defining trait. As for how much longer this whole thing can continue, please refer to the previous post. Meanwhile, HAVE A LOOK:

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IN BROOKLYN:
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Often confused as the work of Banksy, this Nick Walker piece in Williamsburg is a chip off the old block...

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