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Long-Vacant Ludlow Street Lot Popularized by Banksy to Sprout 2-Story Glass Box Retail Space

Posted December 2, 2015 at 9:38 am

​The dormant Ludlow Street lot made famous by Banksy two years ago will soon receive a glitzy makeover. New construction, that is. Property owner 159 Ludlow LLC (aka Hesky Haim/Continental Worsteds) filed plans back in September to redevelop the 1,063 square-foot Hell Square parcel into a soulless two-story glass building. These new plans – currently […]

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Deconstructing the Art and Allure of Hanksy

Posted November 6, 2014 at 10:22 am

Hanksy, Hanksy, Hanksy! The clever street artist is becoming a household name faster than Ferrell cats can make kittens. His pun-driven campaign, built on the facades of New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and beyond, have engaged the ardent, the ambivalent, and the annoyed passerby. His increased popularity is applaudable and undeniable – what was once shooting […]

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Hargo’s ‘Cash for Your Banksy’ Briefly Pops Up on the Bowery

Last modified November 22, 2013 at 10:59 am

The prankster behind the “Cash for Your Warhol” blitz recently hit the Bowery to revive the Banksy version of same. Hargo (aka Geoff Hargadon) stashed this latest eye-grabbing ruse in the window of the re-branded Judith Charles Gallery mere days after Banksy concluded “Better Out Than In.” It had been there for about a week […]

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Billy Leroy Calls Out Banksy for Stealing His Death Idea for ‘Grim Reaper’ Stunt

Posted October 31, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Banksy’s Disneyland Grim Reaper was a weak copy of the death-themed funeral we had at Billy’s Antiques a year and a half ago. I want to make it clear that Billy’s had nothing to do with this corporate art installation. I’m a big fan of outlaw street art but only when the artists risk their […]

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Banksy Backlash: ‘Mediocrity Killed the Rat’ on Rag & Bone Wall

Posted October 31, 2013 at 6:03 am

Don’t get jumpy. This stencil on the Elizabeth Street mural wall of Rag & Bone is most likely not the work of Banksy. It appears some Banksy backlash is afoot at the corner of Houston, directly across the street from last week’s Grim Reaper stunt at the old Billy’s Antiques. The monotone graphic features Banksy’s […]

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Breaking: Banksy’s Latest Installation at former Billy’s Antiques on Houston [Updated]

Last modified October 25, 2013 at 7:26 pm

About a hundred people are gathered outside the big top tent on East Houston, all waiting for the unveiling of the latest Banksy installation. The tarp covers the fencing and a disco ball illuminates the area. Here we go… UPDATE: It appears that Banksy is getting into the Halloween spirit with his latest installation on […]

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Banksy’s Ronald McDonald Spotted on Delancey

Posted October 22, 2013 at 6:00 am

Banksy’s roving Ronald McDonald statue and its loyal human shoe-shiner appeared outside the Delancey McDonald’s yesterday evening. Boogie reader Laura from the LES snapped a shot of the fiberglass piece at around 5pm, and it disappeared shortly thereafter. This mobile artwork began last week, and will visit Five Boroughs franchises each day until tomorrow. It’s […]

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Clayton’s Corner: Bystander Injured in Banksy Installation Removal on Ludlow

Posted October 16, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Every time Banksy puts up a new piece during his month-long NYC “residency,” vandals, collectors, and admirers swarm the chosen locations. Mere days after the Bristol-based street artist placed a mural-laden car in the vacant lot at 157 Ludlow Street, the doors were stolen. Then yesterday afternoon, the exhibit was carted away to an unspecified […]

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Banksy Strikes the LES Again

Posted October 10, 2013 at 9:45 am

Banksy fans swarmed to his latest piece yesterday. This time across from Pianos. More coverage with tons of pics over at this street art blog.

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Hanksy Introduces ‘Gandalfini’ and Others to the LES

Last modified October 5, 2013 at 10:53 am

Take a break from the Banksy media over-saturation with Hanksy.

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