favorite piece from banksy’s ‘better out than in’ campaign, so far

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With only a week left in the month of October, and after yesterday’s efforts were apparently thwarted by “police activity,” Banksy put up this gem today. It is definitely my favorite, to date, from the “Better Out Than In” campaign that the artist has been waging on the City of New York. Not only is it a beautiful piece, but the context is everything. It is located on one of the roll up doors at Larry Flint’s Hustler Club.

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two story red head by Bezt, in Vienna

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I’m seriously digging this new piece in Austria by Bezt (from Etam Cru). Especially, I love the subtlety of the fish.

In other news, Banksy put up a pretty dramatic piece in the LES today. It is my favorite so far, from his ‘better out than in’ campaign. The funny part is that he took down a Hot Tea piece that used to be on that gate. What is also funny, is that I snapped a photo in that same alley earlier this year.

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hot tea and spring st.

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I snapped the above shot on Saturday night on Spring St. The artist is Hot Tea. I’m a huge fan of his yarn spun creations. One of the first Hot Tea pieces that I ever saw was the one below, almost exactly a year ago. It was up for less than a week before someone destroyed it. Hoping that the one above sticks around for a bit longer.

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mo’ snaps from the weekend

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I spent some time cycling over the weekend. I wanted to peep the new murals that went up in BK in connection with the Wooster Collective 10 Exhibit. They were all good. This Shepard Fairey piece was my favorite, though. And unfortunately, I snapped my favorite shot of it (with Trixie below) with my phone, and not a real camera. If you want to check out the work in person, Wooster posted a guide to the locations of all of the murals, here. Also, check out this.

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wooster collective 10 year anniversary group exhibit

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One of my favorite street art blogs, Wooster Collective, celebrated its 10th year this week with a group exhibit at Jonathan Levine Gallery. The exhibit is featuring work from some of my favorite contemporary artists, some of which were on hand at the event held this week at Levine’s Pop up gallery on 22nd Street in Chelsea (525 west 22nd St.). It opens to the public tonight, and runs through August 24th. It is definitely worth checking out.

Here are a few more looks.

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