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DOC NYC Does New York

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

DOC NYC, the largest documentary festival in America, premieres tomorrow. DOC NYC's Thom Powers and directors Ben Niles and Chris Moukarbel discuss the showcase of films this year.

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WNYC News

One NY Artist: Hanksy

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Most people have heard of British street artist Banksy. Well, New York City has Hanksy. He's been putting up his pun-based work on city streets for last two and a half years.

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Studio 360

Banksy Takes New York

Friday, November 08, 2013

The British street artist Banksy has been stenciling and installing subversive street art for two decades, but to much greater effect than any of his contemporaries. After spray-painting a ladder onto Israel’s barrier with the West Bank, placing hooded Guantanamo Bay prisoners on a ride at Disneyland ...

Slideshow: Banksy’s New York Residency

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Studio 360

Soldier Stories & Nico Muhly

Friday, November 08, 2013

This week, the wunderkind composer Nico Muhly grows up — he tells Kurt Andersen why he chose a crime ripped from the headlines as the story for his new opera. Suzanne Opton captures soldiers at rest between tours in a series of haunting portraits. Plus, a critic assesses Banksy's month-long ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Watching People Watch Banksy

Friday, October 25, 2013

British street artist Banksy is in town. Jerry Saltz, senior art critic at New York Magazine, discusses Banksy's art and the crowds flocking to view the daily installations around the city.

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WNYC News

Art Talk: Graffiti — Virtuosity or Vandalism?

Friday, October 25, 2013

Crime is low and rents are high in New York, but graffiti is back.

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Soundcheck

Before Banksy, Graffiti Was A 'Write Of Passage' In New York City

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Exhibit curator Sacha Jenkins and legendary street artist David “Chino” Villorente discuss Write of Passage with Soundcheck host John Schaefer.

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WNYC News

Video: Banksy's Latest Piece Is Cute and Creepy and Mobile

Friday, October 11, 2013

On Friday, the elusive British artist known as Banksy continued his month-long street art show with his latest piece — a truck of squeaking stuffed animals delivered to the Meatpacking District.

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WNYC News

Banksy Stages Month-Long Show on City Streets

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

They mysterious British street artist Banksy has arrived in New York to paint the town. Literally.

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The Takeaway

'The Man Behind the Wall': The Mystery of Banksy

Monday, February 25, 2013

The Oscar-nominated documentary "Exit Through the Gift Shop" introduced the world to Banksy and his modern day street art, but most of us know next to nothing about the artist, famous for concealing his identity at all costs. Journalist Will Ellsworth-Jones set out to reveal as much as possible about the graffiti artist in his fascinating new biography "Banksy: The Man Behind the Wall."

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Micropolis

Innocent Graffiti: Jennifer Aniston's Moustache

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Street art isn't what it used to be. And for a lot of New Yorkers, that's probably a good thing. Gone are the days when entire subway trains were coated in spray paint.

That isn't to say that street art is irrelevant.

Check out "Exit Through the Gift Shop," the documentary that at once celebrates and hilariously sends up the significance (and the very definition) of street art. The movie, directed by the ever-mysterious artist Banksy, is up for an Oscar this year.

So, who are the newest street artists making their mark in (and on) the city?

One of them has been penning "moustache" on the upper lips of various actresses, at least their two-dimensional selves (Reese's moustache here). The penmanship isn't anything to write home about, but still, there's a certain Gallic charm to the enterprise, and an impishness. These days, it's striking just how innocent and inoffensive so much subway graffiti is. Sure, you get the predictable assortment of four-letter words and body parts and all-around disfigurement. But not all that often. To a much greater extent subway posters seem to have been defaced by really happy, well-adjusted people. Whatever became of urban rage?

 

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Studio 360

Banksy takes on BP

Friday, September 03, 2010

British graffiti artist and political activist Banksy has been venturing into more mixed and varied mediums lately, adding performance art and even sculpture to his distinctive repertoire. With his reputation for subversive social commentary, it was only a matter of time before Banksy addressed the worst oil spill in history.

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Features

Shepard Fairey's Houston Street Mural

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

WNYC caught up with Shepard Fairey while he was painting a new mural on the legendary corner of Bowery and Houston.

Check out the video below.

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