Banksy's New New York Show

Banksy's Amimatronic Pet Playground

That boy Banksy has opened his first official show in NYC but there aint a stencil in sight. Instead he has used animations to create a little pet shop of horrors where you can browse the selection of processed meat pets and accesories and cop the ancient Tweetie Bird all depressed and molted in his cage. There is also a monkey (laugh now but one day they'll be in charge) in a cage watching some animal porn with a copy of National Geographic and beer at hand and a fur coat Jaguar in a tree. There is a processed meats section featuring some Hot Dogs doing it Hot Doggy style which has apparently generated a few complaints and a couple of chicken nuggets pecking at a small ketchup container. Banksy said "I wanted to make art that questioned our relationship with animals and the ethics and sustainability of factory farming but it ended up as chicken nuggets singing." There are actors playing the role of shop assistants and while nothing is on sale yet, with some of his work going for well over 100,000 dollars to the like of Brad Pitts and his Hollywood chums, no doubt some of it will be on sale eventually.

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