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Thursday, October 9th, 2008

NYC::Now Open – Banksy’s Village Pet Store!!!

Looks like Banksy’s recent outdoor walls were just a sign of more things to come. With no prior announcement, the artist has quietly updated his website, revealing that his latest indoor installation in already open in New York. Disguised as “The Village Pet Store and Charcoal Grill,” the show bares absoltely no marks of the artist or his famously recognizable characteristics, with zero traces of graffiti, painting or stenciling.  Instead, the tiny store front has been converted into a conceptual installation utilizing animatronics to create a bizarre fantasy pet shop that seems better suited for the Twilight Zone than New York’s West Village. 

Banksy has posted several teaser videos on both his site and You Tube. You can watch them right here after the jump. The clips suggest this one must be seen in person, so tell your boss you’re sick and go there right now. The location? 89 7th Ave. between Bleeker and West 4th Street. Open to the public 10am-Midnight until Halloween,  Oct. 31. 

With surprises like this, and seemingly nothing available to purchase, we wonder what else Sir Banksy has in store for us stateside…

Source/Images/Video: Banksy

Posted by ATARMS | Filed in Artist Talk, Graffiti, New York City


3 Responses to “NYC::Now Open – Banksy’s Village Pet Store!!!”

  1. June 12th, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    the art collectors » Bansky’s Bristol Show Revealed said:

    [...] works, as well as some familiar ones, including animatronics that were first seen at Banksy’s Village Pet Shop in New York last year. “This is the first show I’ve done where taxpayers’ money [...]

  2. June 13th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Banksy Versus Bristol Museum June 12, 2009 | MORESAY said:

    [...] works, as well as some familiar ones, including the animatronic Looney Toons Tweety from Banksy’s Village Pet Shop in New York last [...]

  3. July 28th, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Banksy Versus Bristol Museum June 12, 2009 said:

    [...] works, as well as some familiar ones, including the animatronic Looney Toons Tweety from Banksy’s Village Pet Shop in New York last [...]



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