Banksy's Village Voice Covers With Os Gêmeos Go Up as Paintings in Chelsea
Banksy's collaborations with Brazilian street artists Os Gêmeos went up in Chelsea today as paintings. The two images, mashups of each graffiti outfits' iconic styles, were featured as cover art for the Village Voice's exclusive interview with Banksy earlier this month.
See Also: Exclusive Interview With Banksy and More
Two images are inversions of one another. One depicts Os Gêmeos' characteristic yellow man amid the ranks of Banksy's riot police. The other shows Banksy's riot policeman in a crowd of Os Gêmeos' yellow people.
The space where the paintings are displayed are supposed to mimic an art gallery setting. The lot comes complete with a security guard, a bench, and a cooler full of "non-alcoholic wine"--an abomination, if you ask us.
New York Jets Travel Packages
TicketsSun., Jan. 22, 12:00am
Seton Hall Pirates Womens Basketball vs. Creighton Bluejays Womens Basketball
TicketsSun., Jan. 22, 11:00am
Seton Hall Pirates Men's Basketball vs. St. John's Red Storm Men's Basketball
TicketsSun., Jan. 22, 12:00pm
New York Rangers vs. Los Angeles Kings
TicketsMon., Jan. 23, 7:00pm
These are the genuine article, folks. This morning's bogus Aladdin "Wanted" signs must be the work of a clever Banksy copycat/Arabic calligrapher.
On the next page is a map to the location of the work, along with a few pictures from the scene.
West 24th Street and 10th Avenue, Chelsea.
View Banksy in New York in a larger map
Send your story tips to the author, Raillan Brooks.
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter Our daily newsletter delivers quick clicks to keep you in the know
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in New York, delivered to your inbox.