HANKSY Exhibition

Krause Gallery

poster for HANKSY Exhibition

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Krause Gallery (AFTER HOURS) announces the first solo show to HANKSY.
A street artist is doing some amazing new street art in and around NYC. He goes by the name of HANKSY. Add the overwhelming popularity of Tom Hanks to the cool factor of the most famous street artist of all time, Banksy, and you get HANKSY. HANKSY has become a social media phenomenon with his imaginative street art spoofs by taking images of Banksy's work and adding in references from Tom Hanks’ films.

People have speculated whether HANKSY is just a play on words or perhaps something a bit more, does he hate Banksy? Is it an homage to one of the greatest street artists and actors of our time? Maybe it’s an attempt to subvert the subversive or perhaps it plays on the uniquely American pleasure the public finds in trivial imagery. Maybe in the end its much more straightforward? Add a certain 'sometimes' vowel at the end of a specific actor's surname and it sounds an awful lot like the world's most well-known street artist.



from January 13, 2012 to January 31, 2012

Opening Reception on 2012-01-13 from 19:00 to 22:00



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