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A Night inside Hanksy’s Virtual Wonderland on Grand Street [PHOTOS]

Posted October 17, 2016 at 5:10 am

Two weeks before Halloween, street artist Hanksy treated fans to a trick of the mind. Importing the Los Angeles iteration of his “Surplus Candy” exhibition to a virtual environment for three days only. Inside the now-gutted Shalom Chai pizzeria on Grand Street. Friday was opening night, boasting a deep line that queued around the block. But […]

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Hanksy’s Choose Your Own Adventure Virtual Art Show on Grand Street will Let You Relive ‘Surplus Candy LA’

Posted October 5, 2016 at 5:18 am

For Hanksy’s next trick, it’s an exhibit of an exhibit courtesy of virtual reality. The prolific street artist – who made a name for himself over the years by throwing up playful puns around the Lower East Side – will revisit his “Surplus Candy LA” event from last October. Next week, Hanksy will transform the […]

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

Last modified March 10, 2015 at 1:08 pm

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 […]

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Hanksy Gets All NWA with ‘Eazy-E Bola’

Posted October 22, 2014 at 6:05 am

Street artist Hanksy is tapping right into global fear of an Ebola outbreak. His latest piece is self-proclaimed, “straight outta Congo.” The sticker sized placement is in eastern Chinatown and features the one and only Eazy-E Bola and his virus strain neck. Meanwhile, Hanksy continues to explore street art around the country with his new “Surplus […]

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Hanksy Unveils New ‘Surplus Candy’ Web Series [VIDEO]

Last modified September 25, 2014 at 10:29 am

No, we haven’t forgotten about Hanksy. The street artist continues to traipse around the country, pasting punny graffiti along the way. And now he has a new web series called “Surplus Candy” (like the illegal art show of same last winter) that documents the street art expeditions. Sponsored by Squarespace, it’s a six-episode endeavor that […]

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New Video Takes Behind-the-Scenes Look at Hanksy’s ‘Surplus Candy’ Street Art Show [VIDEO]

Posted February 18, 2014 at 10:21 am

The other big pun, Hanksy, is now officially in the realm of the mainstream. Indeed, the New York Times finally picked up the trend this weekend, and decided to splash the street artist on the front page of the Sunday Metro section. In it you’ll find a brief history of the dude and his work. But […]

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Hanksy Hosts Unauthorized ‘Surplus Candy’ Gallery Show at 324 E. 4th Street [PHOTOS]

Posted January 13, 2014 at 6:00 am

The funhouse party of art and music (and sledge hammers) at 324 East Fourth Street last month (“324bashup”) was but a prelude. There would be more. A surplus, if you will. An eleventh hour tweet from Hanksy Friday evening invited followers to this address for an unauthorized gallery show of his favorite street artists. The […]

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