Hanksy’s ‘Best of the Worst’ to Take Over Delancey Street on March 28

Posted on: March 10th, 2015 at 1:00 pm by
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Street artist Hanksy is going big; possibly further than the “Surplus Candy” show last year in an Alphabet City tenement. This time around, the pop culture satirist is transforming the former Chase bank on Delancey into another funhouse of sorts. “Best of the Worst” is the result, a two-day art event exhibiting a “slew of street art cliches.

Acknowledging the fact that “no one goes to art openings for the art,” Hanksy is stocking 104 Delancey Street with plenty of visual stimulation. Think of it like a scene from the Foot Clan HQ in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. There will be skate ramps, ’90s arcade games, an art gallery within the art gallery featuring a group show of both local and national street artists (Cope2, Elle, Kosbe, Russell King). And, of course, the latest set of Hanksy originals painted on reclaimed wood found in Brooklyn.

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The transformation is already underway, with kickoff slated for March 28.

As Hanksy says, go to the “Best of the Worst” show and “point your smartphones at overrated art on salvaged wood, then snap enough photos to fill your Instagram feed for a week. Just make damn sure to use the right filters.”

“Best of the Worst” will be open for just two days. It’s an all-ages event runs from 6-10pm on Saturday, March 28, with the first 25 people through the door receiving a Hanksy gift bag with “prints and other crap.”

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