More street art news—elusive British artist Banksy recently announced a month-long residency—“Better Out Than In”—that spans the entire city of New York. Our friend + artist, Melissa, spotted this excellent piece—Banksy’s second of the ‘show’—yesterday soon after it was…eh, installed?
According to Los Nuevos York Veces: “Reporters from the Village Voice located the first image, at 18 Allen Street, near Canal Street, on the border of the Lower East Side and Chinatown. Painted on a concrete wall, it shows a child holding a can of spray paint, standing on another child’s back, below a sign that reads ‘Graffiti Is a Crime.’ The images in ‘Better Out Than In’ are accompanied by a loopy audio guide, accessed by calling an 800 number that appears beside the stencil. (Dial 1-800-656-4271, ext. 1 for this one.) ‘This piece is typical of Ban-sky’s output,’ the guide says. ‘The children in this case represent youth, and the sign represents – well, signs.’”
Listen to Banksy’s announcement of the show and keep up with new pieces on the official site. And stay sharp, New Yorkers—it’s like an artistic scavenger hunt!