Urban Graffiti Artist Banksy Opens a Pet Shop
When I heard that the controversial Banksy had opened a pet shop, I just couldn’t believe it.
Was there going to be some guy in a ski mask selling rats and cuddly rabbits, or was he just cutting the ribbon at an opening ceremony and would his anonymous cover be blown?
I needn’t have worried. It turned out to be his first official exhibition in New York, at "The Village Pet Store and Charcoal Grill, in Manhattan".
The well known Graffiti artist who now sells his studio works for hundreds of thousands of dollars, to people such as Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Dennis Hopper, described the fake pet shop as being about "our relationship with animals and the ethics and sustainability of factory farming".
The works in his exhibition are all three dimensional animatronics, and can be seen through the windows of the store.......