Banksy Does New York

Anonymous street artist stirs up the Big Apple, one artwork at a time

In October of 2013, the British conceptual/street/installation/performance/scam artist known as Banksy stirred up the Big Apple with a self-proclaimed, month-long “residency,” offering one creative street concept per day, posted on his website, but without saying where.

The art was great, but the more important (and totally intended) artistic subtext was the varied ways in which the Noo Yawkahz interacted with the pieces: taking selfies with them, defacing them, subsequently restoring them or simply stealing them. The film is a lot of fun. Downside: several unbelievably annoying talking heads. (80 min)