Whatever the Satanic Temple is, it probably isn't what you think.
Nicole Gagne doesn't remember the fall itself, or any of the month that followed. She spent almost all of it in a hospital bed, pumped full of a painkiller that had the happy side effect of causing temporary amnesia. So she doesn't remember the concrete staircase dissolving under the weight of her ... More >>
[Editor's note: In "Tweets Is Watching," Phillip Mlynar asks local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline.] Queens repping Meyhem Lauren is dropping his new Silk Pyramids project this week. Produced from top-to-bottom by the D.I.T.C. icon Buckwild, you can check th ... More >>
Go art hopping between this week's expos
Banksy and Swoon on wheels
Street artist Ben Eine reveals how his font fixation evolved from his roots as a rebel tagger
And it's all over, folks. Banksy sends us off with one last tag, a bubble caps collection of balloons somewhere in Queens.
A Wall Street trader has followed through on his promise to give to the Sandy rebuilding effort even if Banksy didn't lend his star power. Nelson Saiers, the hedge fund manager behind HeyBanksy.com, a scheme to get Banksy to bring publicity to ongoing Sandy recovery efforts, has decided to donate hi ... More >>
Good morning. Banksy's still here, and we're pretty sure he thinks you're an asshole. The British scourge struck horrifyingly earlier this morning, while your humble bloggers were still caffeinating and thinking up more unkind jokes about the English. The newest piece is on the back of a truck in ... More >>
So this is a first: Banksy announced on his Instagram that there will be no stencil today. In simple black font on a white background, Banksy puts simply: "Today's art has been cancelled due to police activity." Easy there, partner! Runnin' Scared is sure someone will be doing art today besides you ... More >>
You guys! Banksy made a graffiti! This one's made of cinderblocks. The harbinger of the encroaching forces of English darkness turned up in Queens today. "Everything but the kitchen Sphinx," he puns on his website, horribly. "A 1/36 scale replica of the great Sphinx of Giza made from smashed cinde ... More >>
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.
It's been two weeks since the start of Banksy's residency, and New York City has had the privilege of playing along with one of the most famous artists of our time. We run from borough to borough for the chance to ogle his latest creation before someone defaces it or starts collecting graft from onl ... More >>
After making three unsuspecting passersby potentially very rich on Saturday, Banksy started off week three of "Better Out Than In" with a stencil in Queens. It's a simple design of a man erasing a movie quote written in hot pink scrawl.
Banksy's whirlwind tour is really bringing out New Yorkers' entrepreneurial spirit. First came the guys charging spectators to view Banksy's newest piece, and now issues of this week's Village Voice, featuring an exclusive interview with Banksy, are being hawked on eBay for as much as $20 a set.
As many suspected yesterday, Banksy's artwork for Day 11 of "Better Out Than In" is indeed a military-style cargo vehicle hauling screaming stuffed animals (Because, who else?). "Sirens of the Lambs" will be touring the meatpacking district and then the rest of the city for the next two weeks. See ... More >>
For decades, the NYPD Citywide Vandals Task Force has pounded the pavement in its quest to end the graffiti scourge in the city. They're out there everyday, arresting graffiti artists and educating local residents on the harms of graffiti. Their dedication has earned them accolades from the city, an ... More >>
Last week Runnin' Scared reported that Nelson Saiers offered Banksy a cool $100,000 if he promised to address the Hurricane Sandy relief effort during his New York City residency. Through his website HeyBanksy.com, Saiers told the artist, "If you are willing to use your art to raise awareness for th ... More >>
A couple of enterprising members of the East New York community have found a way to turn a quick profit on Banksy's beaver. They've set up a pay-to-gawk scheme at 274 Bradford Street, in which one guy hassles spectators for money, while the other guy covers up the beaver with cardboard until the vie ... More >>
Banksy had us worried there for a second. When we hadn't seen an update on his site by noon, we figured his possible outing this weekend to reporters had scared our favorite street artist off. But at 12:30 p.m. Banksy updated his Instagram with the latest entry in his city-wide exhibition: simple t ... More >>
The artist's entertaining perversity veils his broad influence
Update: We found it! Location and photo at the end of the post. About two weeks ago, the elusive graffiti artist Banksy got the Internet whirring when he tore down his multipage website and left just a single black-and-white image of a previously unseen stenciled work and an apparent announcement o ... More >>
Zoom in on Chuck's Close's artistic process
Times Square was wickedly crowded today, nothing out of the ordinary. But there were more faces in the crowd that usual. Hundreds of black and white posters of peoples faces were pasted all over the corner of 47th Street and 7th Avenue. It looked pretty damn extraordinary. The spectacle was the bra ... More >>
Mad as hell, and shilling brilliantly for the Armory art fair
Before the Sartorialist, there was Monet
Artists, collectors, and buyers invade the city
Last weekend brought fresh news for art world titan Larry Gagosian, all of it terrible. Not only have rumors of a planned May Jeff Koons' exhibition at rival David Zwirner gallery turned out to be true, but two of Gagosian's major artists have decamped from the famous powerhouse gallery at a time wh ... More >>
George Bellows gets a big retrospective at the Met
Head above water
The Moustache Man Tells All
After their much-anticipated 2010 reunion at Matador Records' 21st birthday party in Las Vegas, lo-fi rockers Guided by Voices buckled up and went on a two-year bender of tour dates and recent album releases. Now, with an art exhibition called The Big Hat & Toy Show, frontmen Robert Pollard and Tobi ... More >>
You might know Shepard Fairey. If you don't, you probably do or at least haven't realized yet. The Los Angeles man behind Obey and one of the stars in street artist Banksy's mockumentary, "Exit Through the Gift Shop," has risen to fame in the contemporary art world, partly because he created one of ... More >>
Why the late writer was our most important art critic
A curious group show takes up the noted artist