he's back yet again in nyc... this time opening a faux pet store on 7th ave.
“new yorkers don’t care about art, they care about pets. so I’m exhibiting them instead. i wanted to make art that questioned our relationship with animals and the ethics and sustainability of factory farming, but it ended up as chicken nuggets singing. i took all the money i made exploiting an animal in my last show and used it to fund a new show about the exploitation of animals. if its art and you can see it from the street, i guess it could still be considered street art." -banksy