“All pictures painted inside, in the studio, will never be as good as those done outside.” – Cezanne
“Better Out Than In” – Banksy
British street artist Banksy is taking over the streets of New York this month with a surprise new painting every day.
The exhibition, of sorts, is called Better Out Than In. Its first installation appeared near Manhattan’s Chinatown on Tuesday, October 1, and depicted two boys with a spray can. However, within 24 hours the piece was painted over.
At the same time, locals were waking up to the news that a second piece had been created in Chelsea, on the west side of the island. Painted on a shutter, the October 2 piece mimicked classic New York graffiti style, with the words, “This is my New York Accent”. In serif script underneath the artist had stencilled, “…normally I speak like this”.
Yesterday he posted an epic video: