Thursday, October 09, 2008

A Very Special Pet Store (and Charcoal Grill)

Four days ago, a new store opened in downtown Manhattan. Passersby quickly noticed that there was something . . . well . . . unusual about the shop. The window displays include a sleeping leopard, a bunny wearing makeup, and chicken mcnuggets eating BBQ sauce.

Inside, it only gets weirder. There are animatronic pet sausages in glass cages and fish stix swimming in bowls.

It took people a few days to figure out that the person behind the strangest store in New York is . . . BANKSY!

I can't wait to take a look! The store/art exhibit (located on 7th Avenue between 4th St. and Bleeker) is open from 10AM to Midnight until October, 31.


Anonymous UndiscoveredUniverse and Cassie said...

Banksy never fails to amaze.


11:22 PM  
Anonymous mei said...

He's my new favorite artist!! And idol, too. Do they have any clue where he lives? He's really talented in espionage if no one knows him. Aaah! I wanna meet him. That's impossible, I know.

12:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love this person! It's people like this who make getting up off the couch and going for a walk all worth while!

9:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who is banksy????
(im also kikistrike96)

11:09 AM  
Anonymous Hazel said...


1:32 PM  
Anonymous PeaceReaper said...

O-kay...? That was weird. This Banksy person has way too much time on their hands.
Anyway, I'm still campaigning for the Dr. Martens/Journeys t-shirt contest. Please visit Last I checked I was roughly 90 points out of the top 50, which is really as far as I need to get to be picked by the panel. I highly appriaciate all votes in favor as they take me 3 points closer to the top 50. :D :D :D Thanks to everyone who voted. :)

2:14 PM  
Anonymous Alexandra said...

Funny, the squirrel graffiti in the second Kiki Strike book really reminded me of Banksy's, um...rat oeuvre.
What a coincidence.
I love that he's in New York now. I'll have to go looking for his work sometime downtown.

4:43 PM  
Anonymous Undiscovered Universe said...

Peacreaper: Bankst is an artist, and AMAZING artist. Check out one of his books, their awesome, and then you'll get a better sense of him...

Alexandrea: Yeah! I never noticed that before!

I SOOOOOOOO wish he would do some thing like that in SF. Most people like grafiti here and pretty much anything else artsy.

4:55 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

Wait... Who's Banksy? Sorry, I have terrible memory XD I really wanna go to New York!! X3 I'll ask my parents the next time we go to New York to go to there!

5:36 PM  
Anonymous Dame Orchid Forsythia said...

That was weird. And since when did real artists use animatronics? Personally, I didn't like it at all. Again it was weird.

Peacereaper, I really like your shirt. I vote for it like everyday. Good luck.

8:43 PM  
Anonymous Irregular Kiki said...

Good luck Peacereaper! I'll keep voting!

I'm making an animal mask in ceramics class! Guess which animal.... Yes, Chicken!!!

10:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kirsten, when u go, could you film a better video for us??? Please? I so want to see it, but of course my parents won't let me fly half way across the county just to check out the work of one of the coolest artists in history. Please???? With a but-kicking superspy on top??????

11:36 AM  
Anonymous Miranda said...

It was totally awesome-and yes, dame orchid cynthia, art can be in any form, which INCLUDES animatronics!

7:14 PM  
Blogger Lexi said...

I'm doing a happy dance right now.

8:57 PM  
Anonymous FantasyFan14 said...

really awesome!!! i <3 it

7:05 PM  
Anonymous dangerous said...

I have a comment and a question: I wish i lived in NYC! and, Is Banksy single? (jk)

8:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I m soooooo going to go see that! Awesome! ( I don't know about the walking sausages tho.)

9:08 PM  
Blogger Quarguana said...

Alright, it's official. He is my new hero.

3:07 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

Wait... In the very last picure, the one with the lady, does she have a lower body? I don't see one..

10:38 PM  

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