“Hello, and welcome to Lower Manhattan,” the message begins, as elevator music plays. “Before you, you will see a ‘spray art’ by the artist Ban-sky. Or maybe not; it’s probably been painted over by now.”
This is the latest foray into street art by Banksy, the elusive British artist, and it is perhaps the most public and expansive of his works, taking over not just a patch of sidewalk or a shop wall but a whole city. Titled “Better Out Than In,” the exhibit was announced in his usual mysterious, pop-up fashion. For more of the story: http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/01/banksy-announces-a-monthlong-show-on-the-streets-of-new-york/?_r=0
Crowds gathering at the second Banksy sighting:
2OCT13. West 25th St between 10th & 11th. Manhattan, NYC.