Saturday, 2 November 2013

Banksy in New York: Better Out Than In

Every day during October I've been excited to check out This is the website Banksy is using to document his artist's residency on the streets of New York entitled 'Better Out Than In'. Personally, I love Banksy's work. I see it as art rather than typical graffiti. The only works I'm not too keen on are the ones which feature the rat!

I think it's such a shame that certain individuals are hunting down his work and putting their own tags across them and totally ruining them. Thankfully we have photographs of them before this happened.

Below, I have posted some of his New York residency work. If you want to look at it in date order then head to his website.

*Updated* - I'm so sad that Banksy's New York residency has ended. I looked forward to checking out the website every day to see his next piece. The identity of Banksy is unknown but I think I've got more of a feel for the man behind the art. He's got a great sense of humour and a huge passion for what he does. It makes me want to find out who he is even more.

October 7 - Brooklyn

This really struck home with me. A patched up broken heart.

October 17 - Bed Stuy

Beautiful geishas.

October 11 - Manhattan

Concrete confessional.

October 1 - Manhattan

October 13 - Central Park

Signed original Banksy canvases sold at $60. This was genius.

October 14 - Queens.

This is what Banksy had to say about this piece "Some people criticize me for using sources that are a bit low brow (this quote is from 'Gladiator') but you know what? "I'm just going to use that hostility to make me stronger, not weaker" as Kelly Rowland said on the X Factor." 

A man with a sense of humour.

October 11 - Meatpacking District

The Sirens of the Lambs. A slaughterhouse delivery truck touring the meatpacking district and then citywide for the next two weeks.

Check out the video for this online. It will make your heart melt. I thought from the images that they were cuddly toys, but they are puppets which come to life.

October 8 - Greenpoint

October 20 - Upper West Side

October 21 -South Bronx

October 23

October 24 - Hell's Kitchen

Waiting in vain at the door of the club.

Banksy commented on this piece, "For those of you wanting to know if this was a permission piece, it wasn't."

October 26 - Sunset Park

So true. "Alternative New York bumper slogan."

October 27.

"Today’s piece was going to be an op-ed column in the New York Times. But they declined to publish what I supplied. Which was this..."

October 30 - Yankee Stadium

October 31 - Queens

An inflatable throw-up on the Long Island Expressway.

"Now available - the official Banksy New York residency souvenir T shirt (you have to take the jpeg to a copy store and make it yourself)"

What do you think of Banksy and his work?

All images from


  1. wow!, i think that is the coolest thing ever! i really like the style of it and it makes such a really cool and creative touch.

    anyway, have a great weekend!

    1. Thanks Lian. I think he's great!

  2. I like his art! The sirens of the lambs is a great idea to raise awareness about the meat industry. Just watched the video; will share it on my tumblr.

  3. This art is so special and unique! I love the plasters on the heart too. Lovely idea for a blog post Sophie!

    Emma x

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  5. that's so rad!!! i love the different take on art!! so fresh and innovative!!

    Animated Confessions

  6. banksy is so thought provoking. i watched the video of the canvases being sold for $60.. only he would think of doing something like that!


  7. Wow, amazing street paintings!!!! Fresh and inspiring pics!

  8. this is some brilliant street art,very inspiring :)
    following you now on gfc,maybe you want to do the same? :)

  9. I love Banksy. Part of me wishes his identity was uncovered so we could all know who this enigma is! x

  10. Oh gosh all of them are so artistic and pretty (: x

  11. That some kind of wonderful

  12. I love bansky, he is so innovative. I still remember the piece where he hang is own creation at a museum. The two ladies by the bridge is awesome. Love now it interact with that round piece. Great post on the article Sophie. I truly enjoys it

  13. Wow, amazing! I like it! :-)