Banksy revealed his latest project yesterday, attempting to host an entire show on the streets of New York this October.
Beginning October 1, new work from legendary street artist, Banksy will be sprayed on the streets of New York City. Banksy announced he will be holding a monthlong show, called ‘Better Out Than In’ on the city’s streets. His first painting is already up in Chinatown, and features two young boys reaching into a sign that reads, “Graffiti is a crime.” Those who can’t make it into the city can see the painting up on Banksy’s website.
A new painting will be added each day and will be accompanied by a museum-style audio guide. The pieces will have a phone number stenciled beside them, allowing anyone to call in and hear background on the about the art they are viewing. Unlike a typical educational audio guide, Banksy’s take is satirical and humorous – poking fun at the language you might hear through a headset in a traditional museum. For instance, for the first piece you’ll hear: “You’re looking at a type of picture called ‘graffiti’ from the Latin ‘graffito,’ which means ‘graffiti’ with an ‘O.’ ” Listen to this recording by dialing 1-800-656-4271 and pressing #1 when prompted.