Spending Time with Street Artist Hanksy [VIDEO]

Posted on: November 28th, 2012 at 10:19 am by

In love with Hanksy and wanting more? Or perhaps you hate his guts? Regardless. Dude is the latest interview subject in Keith Haskel’s “Spending Time With…” video series, released in tandem with the gallery show extension at the Krause showroom on Orchard Street (open through December 9).

The short clip was filmed while preparing for “The Art of Comedy” promo push, itself an inaugural component of this year’s New York Comedy Festival. We watch the elusive street artist paste puns of Jim Gaffigan and Aziz Ansari along the lower stretch of Mulberry Street. He admits the immaturity and silliness behind the work, but feels that “the world is super serious, so it’s okay to smile and laugh a little bit.”

When you’re walking down the street, heading to work…your 9-to-5…and hate yourself nine hours a day…maybe on the walk home, you turn the corner and see my piece and it makes you laugh. And that’s fucking fantastic.

Be sure to check out the interview we did with Hanksy last year.

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  • Joey

    Love and hate are very strong emotions. I suspect most people’s reaction to these above average trapper keeper doodles is “meh”.