This Might be Hanksy’s Last Show as Hanksy [PHOTOS]
For street artist Hanksy, the pop-up show at the Krause Gallery on Orchard Street this week might be his last under the pseudo-anonymous moniker. Thereafter, the street artist is expected to retire the puns and transition to a new direction.
In the meantime, fans visiting the new weeklong exhibit at 149 Orchard can enjoy 29 paintings Hanksy created last summer. Hence, the show’s name, “29 Paintings I Painted Last Summer When I Tried to be a Painter,” which opened Friday night to a big response. It runs through July 13.
Hanksy first burst on the Lower East Side art scene six years ago with the Banksy-rat-Tom-Hanks wheat-paste mashup.