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.

Recent Stories

forever-stanton-november
ABC’s ‘Forever’ Continues Its Months-Long Filming Residency Today on the Lower East Side

The season-long residency of Forever continues today on the Lower East Side. This ABC production has been headquartered east of Essex Street (between Houston and Delancey) since July. It was around that time that the production transformed 154 Stanton Street – Smart Clothes Gallery – into a faux shop called “Abe’s Antiques.” Four months out, […]

7th-precinct
The 7th Precinct Now Has a Dedicated Twitter Account

For those of you interested in following the minutia of the 7th Precinct (or bashing them), today is your lucky day. The NYPD just sanctioned a new Twitter handle for our neighborhood cops. Profile picture of the new account is of the recently-appointed CO, Joseph Simonetti. Greetings from the #LES #LowerEastSide Looking forward to connecting! […]

125rivington-night
‘awindow’ Pop-Up Retail Lab Opening at 125 Rivington Street

Aside from plans last year to transform 125 Rivington into a bar called “The Carolinas,” the ground floor has seen naught but pop-up endeavors. In fact, the last such temporary shop was seven months ago, that of SR luxury backpacks. As of this week, though, it’s again all systems go. Roving creative house awindow edition […]

wd50-closing
WD-50 Countdown: Demolition Permits Filed for 7-Story Condo Tower on Clinton Street

WD-50 is slated to conclude its decade-long presence at 50 Clinton Street in just over a week (November 30). Demolition of the entire row of quaint commercial stock will transpire soon thereafter. Indeed, the former 1492 has already been boarded up with dismantling activities transpiring behind the plywood shroud. Demolition permits were issued earlier this […]

SantaCon, December 2011
Why It (Probably) Doesn’t Matter that SantaCon is without a Home

Bushwick put up a united front this week and did what the Lower East Side couldn’t. It essentially strongarmed SantaCon into canceling its plans to host the “charity” event in the Brooklyn enclave. Many of the bars reportedly refused to permit revelers with costume. amNewyork had the scoop on Wednesday, quoting organizers who claimed that […]

  • Joey

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