Banksy has gone big for his first solo exhibit in NYC. The “Village Petstore and Charcoal Grill” is a bizarre menagerie of the consumed and the consumables. Guests to the installation are treated to animatronics designed to disturb and delight. From cavorting fish sticks to a stunned looking primate enjoying discovery channel monkey porn, it’s all going on in the village.
There are several videos up at the website for the show. This encounter with a leopard is my favorite.
The Village Petstore and Charcoal Grill
Open 10am – 12am daily through 31 October 2008
89 Seventh Avenue