NYC///STREET LIFE///NICK WALKER 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:
- 01/25/2016 • Streets | New Banksy Mural Attacks French Govt’s Use of Tear Gas in Refugee Camps
- 08/20/2015 • FIRST LOOK | BANKSY’S NEW DISMALAND “BEMUSEMENT PARK” ART SHOW
- 11/17/2014 • FILM | “BANKSY DOES NEW YORK” DOCUMENTARY PREMIERES ON HBO
- 10/20/2014 • STREET LIFE | NEW BANKSY “GIRL WITH A PIERCED EARDRUM” REVEALED TODAY IN BRISTOL
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