thursday in the hood


You may recall my love of the artist Banksy.
Well, I was walking up Madison Avenue
the Saturday before Christmas
and this window caught my eye ...
reached for the camera
and
snapped.

28 comments:

Lily Hydrangea said...

my son and I love Banksy too.
I can't wait to show him this one!
Thanks Daryl.

Robin said...

Banksy's great but it's the reflected "prick" in the window that really makes the shot so quintessentially NY.

Rob Inukshuk said...

Oh yes, me like! Well spotted.

SandyCarlson said...

BRILLIANT! I like that very much. What a treat for all of us. Thanks!

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

you may like t see these pics from the Bristol Gallery exhibition..last summer

http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/bristol/hi/people_and_places/arts_and_culture/newsid_8096000/8096891.stm

saz xxx

bobbie said...

Banksy is so great! Excellent shot!

Country Girl said...

Oh, Daryl. You see, this is why I began coming here in the first place. I just love that you always have the camera in the pocket and give us these great little glimpses of one of the best cities in the world.

Hilary said...

Very cool. I noticed the reflected "prick" too.. and your own store name of course. Great shot.

B SQUARED said...

A great capture. I love these shots that seem to be layered.

Tammy said...

I really love that there is so much going on in that photo. Wonderful!

Akelamalu said...

The pefect photo opportunity! :)

Grandma J said...

Great shot! You have a keen eye for the unusual

Gaston Studio said...

Not familiar with Banksy but definitely noticed the prick and your signature reflected. Nice!

big hair envy said...

I'm really trying to appreciate the art, but can't seem to get past the graffiti;)

Mental P Mama said...

Love this!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Hawk Eye!
I love it!
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Mojo said...

Sandy introduced me to Banksy a while back, and I'm finding out that I've seen a lot of his work and just didn't know it was his. Don't think this is one of those though. But it's a marvelous capture!

I'm thinking the "prick" isn't a reflection, but it's not part of the artwork either. Banksy wouldn't be above using it for a caption so much, as he'd have just done a better job writing it.

But the reflected sig? Brilliant!

Dianne said...

I love all the reflections!
the graffiti looks as if it has been placed there - wonderful!!

L. D. Burgus said...

I had to look this guy up on the net. I had seen a feature on him on a Sunday news show but never held on to the name. Thanks for sharing your real experience with Banksy in his outdoor art world.

diane said...

Great picture! That is what I think!!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

It's brilliant.

Carver said...

That's a wonderful reflection. Great shot.

mielikki said...

I love this, the reflections make this an even better picture...

steviewren said...

Daryl, looks like we both had our minds on graffiti today. I love your shot.

Susan said...

Very urban.Very stylish...New York.

MyMaracas said...

I love the way the reflection overlays the figure. He appears to be watching the traffic pass by.

TSannie said...

Wonderful! Is that one inside??

Coming home on American Airlines yesterday, their magazine had an article about this young woman who lives in Brooklyn and does her own kind of street art. You're going to love it! Go to americanwaymag.com and to the article "The Peter Pan Syndrome" her website: ColorMeKatie.blogspot.com

TSannie said...

Oh, and go to the street art tab on her blog.