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The Sex Pistols changed my life when I discovered them in 1984. Their music alone made my arm hairs stand up, but their image and attitude were just as important and powerful. The member of the Sex Pistols who I was drawn to and most epitomized the punk image for me was Sid Vicious, with his spiked hair, leather jacket, lock necklace, and reckless behavior. At 14 I was mesmerized by Sid and made my first home-made t-shirt of him snarling his lip defiantly. I was rebelling, looking for any way to irritate my parents and, before I knew better, Sid was my Superman. Sid self-destructed young and with punk’s slogans like “No Future” and “Live Fast, Die Young,” Sid was everything the Superman, anti-hero, or cliché, of a nihilistic movement called for. Sid didn’t really do much to shape punk music…he only actually played on two songs on Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols. However, Sid’s surly vocals kick ass on C’mon Everybody, Somethin’ Else, and My Way. Sid remains one of punk’s most enduring icons even if he is a classic example of style over substance. I was a sucker for Sid’s image as a teenager, and I still am, even though I see him as less “cool” and more tragic and cautionary these days. I have made many images of Sid over the years, and I thought I had retired him as a subject until Dennis Morris-the photographer of the most intimate and iconic shots of Sid-approached me about a collaboration. Dennis’s archive provided an amazing treasure trove of Sid images to work from in creating the paintings and prints in the “Superman Is Dead” show. I’m so glad I got to do Dennis’s Sid images “My Way”! I can now retire Sid as a subject. I’ve worked with the best, I can skip the rest.
- Shepard Fairey
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Today's Banksy's is pretty dissapointing, I was expecting something HUGE to coincide with Halloween. These Balloon Letters tag was discovered in Queens at 35th and Borden Ave by the Long Island Expressway.
Here are the coppers confiscating 'Exhibits B,A,N,K,S & Y' :(
Jimmy Chiang, 31, David Aguilar, 25, and Ronald Galarza, 24, were arrested on charges of criminal trespassing, and Mr. Chiang was also charged with criminal mischief, a police spokesman said.
So here's the scoop... So some guy named Banksy hit this cube van up the other day and the owner does not give a shit about art and wants this (and the sick SICK tag included) and the rest of the van sold to someone who understands and values Banksy's artwork. Israel can you say ching-ching!!
If you're seriously interested call 718-832-4927
If you crop this photo just right, you get...
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It looks like Israel is being a greedy boy. After all the bullshit talk that he received offers in excess of $100,000 he has outed his own lie by listing it on eBay
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Today's Banksy's is pretty simple, it appears he may have painted the majority of the grey to emphasize the message. I am not sure I like this piece to be honest. If you want to see it before it gets buffed or costs money, this is located in Greenpoint at Noble and West St.
Now the New York Times piece now that is fantastic and ballsy.
But they declined to publish what I supplied. Which was this..."
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Here is the first look at today's Grim Reaper October 25th installation, this set up is at 76 E Houston and Elizabeth. The deadline has been extended to 6pm EST, we are a little more than an hour away now...
looks a lot like this below...
Is this going to be a New York City rush hour piece?
...time has been pushed back to 6pm now
This piece is called 'Ghetto For Life' and it was found at E 153rd St and Elton Ave in the South Bronx. This is not necessarily the best piece of Banksy's tenure here in NYC. I would've personally not glorified the word 'Ghetto', but that's me and he is Banksy so it is what it is. This is going to get hit hard and fast by taggers, mark my words.
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Plexiglassed, Roll Down Gate Installed and now officially Swizz'd
"Are you the sort of person who enjoys going to art galleries but wished they had more gravel in them? Then this temporary exhibition space is for you. Housing just two (collaboration with Os Gemeos) paintings but also featuring a bench, some carpet and complimentary refreshments. Opens today through Sunday 11am til Midnight at the West 24th bridge."
"People ask why I want to have an exhibition in the streets, but have you been to an art gallery recently? They're full." - Banksy
Banksy has dropped this clever piece on top of a filled in archway in Williamsburg, which was actually erroneously listed as Bed Stuy. This is a fantastic use of finding a unique wall and using that very wall to inspire the graffiti instead of coming up with an idea and then looking for a place to install it.
**update, awesome photo found on IG
Banksy is now taking aim at the multi-nationals, this Ronald McDonald piece is going to be quite active for the rest of the month.
"A fibreglass replica of Ronald McDonald having his shoes shined by a real live boy. The sculpture will visit the sidewalk outside a different McDonalds every lunchtime for the next week. Today (Oct 16th) - South Bronx"