Banksy continues in NYC with a piece on Trump capitalism​. 19 March 2018

Banksy continues his New York session in 2018 with another large mural in Brooklyn – Coney Island Avenue and Avenue I. The piece depicts a typical real-estate developer equipped with a hard hat and a graph instead of a whip in his hand. A reference to Mr Trump’s beginnings as heir to the vast real estate empire founded by his father, Fred Trump?

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Image: Banksy’s Instagram

Banksy mural in New York in support of Zehra Doğan. 15 March 2018

A 22-meter-long mural was unveiled on 15 March in New York in support of jailed Kurdish painter Zehra Doğan. It is a collaboration with New York artist John Tsombikos, aka BORF. The piece can be found at the corner of Houston Street and the Bowery.

“I really feel for her. I’ve painted things much more worthy of a custodial sentence,” Banksy said in a statement to the New York Times.

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New Rat in New York. 14 March 2018

Banksy is back in New York with his first piece since October 2013. It’s a brilliantly executed “rat-in-the-clock”, a theme which has been used a few times before, most recently at The Walled Off Hotel. The piece can be found on 6th Av, a few blocks south of the Empire State Building.20180314 - Banksy SA - USA - New York - Rat in Clock.jpg

Image from Banksy’s Instagram

Better Out Than In. New York, October 2013.

On 1 October, Banksy began a one-month residency on the streets of New York. Every day for the rest of the month, he produced one street art piece in different locations.

A pop-up boutique of about 25 spray-art canvases appeared on Fifth Avenue near Central Park on 12 October. Tourists were able to buy Banksy’s art for just $60 each. The artist wrote in a note on his website: “Please note this was a one-off. The stall will not be there again.” The BBC estimated that the street-stall art pieces could be worth as much as $31,000. The booth was staffed by an unknown elderly man who went about four hours before making a sale, yawning and eating lunch as people strolled by without a second glance at the work. Banksy chronicled the surprise sale in a video posted to his website, noting, “Yesterday I set up a stall in the park selling 100% authentic original signed Banksy canvases. For $60 each.” Two of the canvasses sold at a July 2014 auction for $214,000Source: Wikipedia.

Chronological sequence, from 1 to 31 October:

Banksy published a film clip where he summarised his New York residency:

MOCA. Los Angeles, April 2011.

The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, MOCA, held a collective Street Art exhibition in April 2011. Banksy participated with versions of old work and some new stuff. The “Forgive us our trespassing” – the graffiti boy praying – was a collaboration between Banksy and a local art school.

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“Exit through the gift shop” at Sundance film festival. January 2010

The film premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival on 24 January 2010 and was later nominated to the Oscars and the BAFTAs for Best Documentary Feature. The synopsis was described the following way on the official website:

“This is the inside story of Street Art – a brutal and revealing account of what happens when fame, money and vandalism collide. Exit Through the Gift Shop follows an eccentric shop-keeper turned amateur film-maker as he attempts to capture many of the world’s most infamous vandals on camera, only to have a British stencil artist named Banksy turn the camcorder back on its owner with wildly unexpected results.  One of the most provocative films about art ever made, Exit Through the Gift Shop is a fascinating study  of low-level criminality, comradeship and incompetence.  By turns shocking, hilarious and absurd, this is an  enthralling modern-day fairytale… with bolt cutters.”

Screenshots from (now defunct), which appeared as a submenu on

The official trailer to Exit Through the Gift Shop: