For Day #19 of Banksy’s “Better Out Than in” the artist has uploaded a video of ants chaotically running around a crack in a wall (or maybe it’s on the ground).
The camera eventually pulls back to reveal the partial outline of a woman’s body, with the crack strategically located, making this piece, located on Staten Island, a potential spoof of Gustave Courbet’s 1866 “L’Origine du monde.” Then again, perhaps Banksy is commenting on the reaction in NYC to his art. Or to anything that gets media attention. Or not.
If you missed my previous Banksy posts, here’s an easy way to check them out: Day one, day two, day three, day four, day five, day six, day seven, day eight, day nine, day ten, day 11, day 12, day 13, day 14, day 15, day 16, day 17, day 18. Plus: “A Consideration Of The Politics Of Banksy’s Syria Video,” “Source For Banksy’s ‘Concrete Confessional’ Revealed,” and “Banksy Update: NYC Mayor Attacks Street Artist.”