UK artist Banksy once again surprises by opening quietly in New York these past days the “Village Pet Store And Charcoal Grill” store front.
“There are no puppies or kittens in the windows here. Instead, a live leopard lounges on a tree in the window. McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets sip barbecue sauce. A rabbit puts on her makeup. A CCTV camera nurtures its young. Once inside Banksy’s pet store, you discover such things as breaded fish that swim in a large round bowl while hot dogs are living the high life under heat lamps in cages near the cash register.
A clear departure form last year’s behemoth show in Los Angeles, Banksy’s first ever show in New York City (the others have been fakes) is being held in a tiny storefront that’s less than 300 square feet and can’t hold more than 20 people at any one time.
One of our favorite things about what Banksy has done is that the entire show is completely visible to the public both day and night through the store front windows. And unless you’re a hard core Banksy fan, or until someone like us tells you, it’s absolutely impossible to know that the work has been done by Banksy. There are no paintings or graffiti in the entire space.” Via Wooster Collective.
Banksy strikes to impress once again. The store is located at 89 7th Avenue between West 4th and Bleeker Street in the West Village of New York City. Should you be in the are make sure to pass by.
After th jump more images of Banksy’s “Village Pet Store And Charcoal Grill” as well as a video.