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Banksy NYC Art Day #22: Look At The Sphinx, But Don’t Drink The Water

Today we are more than two-thirds of the way through Banksy’s month-long “Better Out Than In” exhibit of art on the streets of New York.

So far, Banksy has generated more press and pushed more buttons during the first 22 days than any other artist in recent history. Maybe that’s an exaggeration, but you get the idea. This artwork in located in Queens.

Today (October 22, 2013, Banksy writes on his website under this photo of his latest artwork: “Everything but the kitchen Sphinx. 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.”

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, day 19, day 20, day 21. 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.”

Secret Of Banksy Philosophy Revealed


So I was over at Banksy’s website this morning in search of info about what wall he’s turned into art on the fifth day of his month-long New York street art show, when I noticed the above quote.

Clearly, it explains not only why Banksy has called this exhibit, “Better Out Than In,” but, really, it explains Banksy’s philosophy regarding all the public art he’s done.


Meanwhile, since I haven’t yet found images of Day #5 — maybe he takes the weekend off? — below is a recap.

Day #1


Day #2

day 2 b

Day #3


Day #4