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.
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 This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Village Voice's biggest stories.
- NYU Student Employees Say the University Hasn't Paid Them in Months
- Here Are the Early Frontrunners for Worst Halloween Costumes for Sale in New York
- Why Was All That Weed Seized in Queens Appraised at a Third of its Street Value?