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Banksy Shmanksy

So, I’ve been moderately annoyed with the overdone and sometime schmaltzy coverage of Banksy’s New York residency.  It is just too much about his brand and celebrity and too little about how he might actually affect the public.  He didn’t do anything really new that I can see.  Of course, I stopped following the vacuous daily news stories about what pithy throw-up was discovered by the gooey fan-club members in the media at about October 15.  Maybe 16.  So, maybe I missed the real quality…

 

However, I am forced to admit that on his last day he knocked his “audio guide” out of the freakin’ park.  Listen:

 

http://www.banksyny.com/

 

Banks…  (that’s what I call him…)  Banks:  I too hope that the last few centuries of art history are the anomaly.

 

 

 

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