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prosicated ([personal profile] prosicated) wrote2005-03-24 08:45 am

Blog Moment: Museum-Quality Art & Performance Anthropology

Wooser Collective: Banksy Hits New York's Most Famous Museums
Wooster Collective: Outtakes from the NYTimes Article
Cool Hunting: Banksy hits NYC
Banksy: Current Exhibitions
NYTimes: Need Talent to Exhibit in Museums? Not This Prankster

Banksy installed art in:
The Met's American Painting Wing: "You Have Beautiful Eyes"
MoMA's 3rd Floor: "Discount Soup Can"
Brooklyn Museum of Art's Historical Painting Wing: "Give Peace a Chance"
Museum of Natural History's Hall of Bio Diversity: "Withus Oragainstus"

Banksy, a fictional character and public artist, dressed as a harmless old gent, carried his art and signage into 4 major New York City museums, and hung his works on the wall. This work was documented by a collaborator with a camera, and it appears that he encountered no trouble. As of yesterday afternoon, only the pieces at the Met and MoMA had been removed, though I expect the other ones will be down quickly as news of this spreads.

(Wooster Collective has an RSS feed on LJ, for those of you who are interested, at [livejournal.com profile] woosterfeed, and Cool Hunting is also a feed, at [livejournal.com profile] joshrubin_feed.)
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[personal profile] inahandbasket 2005-03-24 01:48 pm (UTC)(link)
how very cool

[identity profile] prosicated.livejournal.com 2005-03-24 01:52 pm (UTC)(link)
He's been doing it for ages, I think. I ran into his work when I was doing a project on public art and graffiti, but I had forgotten about him again until now!
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[personal profile] inahandbasket 2005-03-24 01:59 pm (UTC)(link)
yeah, right up your performance-art alley.
*hugs*
I remembered to take my tea out on time this morning! waiting for it to cool as I type. *glee*