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October 15, 2008

Banksy in NYC

Banksy, the artist known for his graffiti art has opened a pet store.  Not any old pet store, obviously as this is Banksy we are talking about.

The Village Pet Store and Charcoal Grill opened around the beginning of October at 89 7th Avenue between West 4th and Bleeker Street in the West Village of New York City.

The store, on first glance looks like at contains pets. but after closer inspection it reveals its truth which is art.

McDonald's Chicken Nuggets peck at BBQ sauce.  Breaded fish swimming in a round fish bowl and other artistic delights await those who enter.  The store is under 300 square feet therefore can only hold twenty people at one time.  To overcome this barrier Banksy has made the entire shop front visible so the installation can be viewed day or night.

The store is open from now until October 31 so if you are in the Big Apple and get the change go and see the new Banksy.   

Banksy's NY 'Pet Shop'
Sky News, UK
Whoever Banksy may be, he's opened the Village Pet Store and Charcoal Grill in New York's West Village. It features animatronics developed by "some ...

In pictures: Banksy's pet shop
BBC News, UK
Guerrilla artist Banksy has opened his first official exhibition in New York. The fake pet shop aims to question "our relationship with animals and the ...

Banksy's Bizarre 'Pet Store' Flames Factory Farming
Wired News
Art Swimming fish sticks, self-dipping chicken nuggets and a makeup-wearing robo-rabbit are just a ...

Banksy becomes a pet shop boy in New York
Independent, UK
For days, New Yorkers had walked past workmen installing a pet shop. Spotting what appeared to be a leopard and monkey ...

Banksy exhibition features chicken nuggets
Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom
The British street artist, whose subversive graffiti art has been bought by the likes of Angelina Jolie and Dennis ...

The Village Pet Store (and Charcoal Grill) Opens For Mutant Business
io9, CA
British concept artist Banksy opened a strange installation yesterday in Manhattan at No. 89 Seventh Avenue — it looks like a friendly pet store with ...

Banksy Unveils Singing Chicken Nuggets at New York “Pet Supply Shop”
Elusive British street artist Banksy has set up his first official exhibition in New York, reports the New York Times. ...

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