Better Out Than In (October 2013)


The street is in play 



All I ever wanted was a shoulder to crayon.

Delancey, Bushwick, Williamsburg 

Random graffiti given a Broadway makeover (an ongoing series).

All City

A New York delivery truck converted into a mobile garden (includes rainbow, waterfall and butterflies).

The truck will visit a different location every evening from dusk. Tonight - East Village



Lower East Side

East New York

Meatpacking District

The Sirens of the Lambs. A slaughterhouse delivery truck touring the meatpacking district and then citywide for the next two weeks. 

*Please note: If you're the person who stuck a tracking device on the garden truck you're now following a car service in Queens.


Concrete confessional

Central Park

Yesterday I set up a stall in the park selling 100% authentic original signed Banksy canvases. 

For $60 each. 


Some people criticize me for using sources that are a bit low brow (this quote is from 'Gladiator') but you know what? "I'm just going to use that hostility to make me stronger, not weaker" as Kelly Rowland said on the X Factor. 


All City - McDonalds

A fibreglass replica of Ronald McDonald having his shoes shined by a real live boy. The sculpture will visit the sidewalk outside a different McDonalds every lunchtime for the next week. Today: South Bronx.

Bed Stuy / Williamsburg 

I don't read what I believe in the papers

West 24th Street 

Are you the sort of person who enjoys going to art galleries but wished they had more gravel in them? Then this temporary exhibition space is for you. Housing just two paintings but also featuring a bench, some carpet and complimentary refreshments. Opens today through Sunday 11am til midnight.

People ask why I want to have an exhibition in the streets, but have you been to an art gallery recently? They're full.

Contrary to reports on fox news this space was kindly donated for free by the owner.

Staten Island

Upper West Side

South Bronx


No turn unstoned. A 1/36 scale replica of the great Sphinx of Giza made from smashed cinderblocks. You're advised not to drink the replica Arab spring water. 

Hell's Kitchen

Waiting in vain at the door of the club

For those of you wanting to know if this was a permission piece, it wasn't.


Tonight through Sunday, dusk until midnight.

Sunset Park

Alternative New York bumper slogan


Today’s piece was going to be an op-ed column in the New York Times.

But they declined to publish what I supplied. Which was this...

Coney Island

23rd Street

'The banality of the banality of evil ' Oil on oil on canvas, 2013

A thrift store painting vandalised then re-donated to the thrift store. 

Yankee Stadium


An inflatable throw-up on the Long Island Expressway.

And that's it.

Thanks for your patience. It's been fun. Save 5pointz. Bye

Now available - the official Banksy New York residency souvenir T shirt

(you have to take the jpeg to a copy store and make it yourself)

Artist in Residence - Better Out Than In - The Movie (2013)

Better Out Than In - Audio Guide (2013)