On October 31st, Banksy's New York City street art spree reached its final resting place, a grim wall in Queens that functioned as an ideal location for the death of something fun. Beyond mere fun, Better Out Than In was 31 days of everything that Gotham is (massive/divisive/inspiring/commercial), right down to its most New York characteristic of all: being overwhelming as sh*t. A day after the Brit outlaw's historic home-away-from-homestand came to a close, we break down everything you need to know about his "artists residency" in NYC.
Arm yourself with all sorts of water-cooler factoids below, and arm your apartment with Banksy-inspired canvases from our curated shop.
New York Times Op-Eds authored by Banksy himself:
Published New York Times Op-Ed authored by Bansky himself:
Articles this website wrote about Better Out Than In: Uh, like... 5?
Articles the rest of the internet wrote about Better Out Than In:
Uh... like 5 million?
"Banksy" Halloween costumes: Thousands
EXCLUSIVE "Bank$y ... in New York City" Halloween costumes: 1
Rebels-without-a-cause named Omar who went around tagging Banksy's tags: 1
Amount he's related to Omar from The Wire: Apparently 0, but how awesome would that be?!?
First piece: "The Street Is In Play"; October 1st, Manhattan
Last piece: Inflatable homage to bubble-letter tags; October 31st, Queens