Thursday, October 24, 2013

Banksy's Waiting in Vain - Instant Classic

Banksy's Waiting in Vain is an instant classic.  Powerful image.  Great execution. Perfect location. This has all the elements of an instant classic.

As M&F has pointed out before, there are all types of Banksy fans, and for the ones who just love the 'feel good' art, this will be a hit.  This is an instant classic.  Like Banksy's Balloon Girl, or his Flower Bomber.  Expect to see this image on many tattoos, soon.

As for the location itself, it seems highly unlikely that Banksy could have executed this piece illegally. It is at a very high traffic area in the city that never sleeps, and the Hustler Strip Club where it was placed did not close until 4 in the morning. And after a strip club closes, then cleaners come to clean up before opening.  (M&F knows this b/c we also live around the corner from a strip club). Finally, there are always security guards around strip clubs, and this one looks like it would have more than a few. In fact, there are already security guards protecting Banksy's piece. Not to mention security cameras. Basically, it seems highly unlikely that Banksy painted this piece illegally.

Will the fans care?  No.  Probably not. The fans who would care about this already have 'Ghetto 4 Life'. The fans who love this are the ones who will have this as the screen saver on their iPhones.

Click the jump to check out more pics.  It will be interesting to see how long this lasts, before the shutter is taken?

1 comment:

  1. Man this is great isn't it!

    I'm also waiting for something BIG. Like something that just blows my mind and is completely unheard of or unexpected! Don't get me wrong, ill be totally content if this is the type of work we get till the end but i dont know there's a part of me that wants to be more than the usual impressed and excited and I haven't been in the past week or so. Then again, when I think about what it would be like if he had a show in NYC, we would all see this in one viewing....and for this show, being spread out one piece per day, it's genius from an exposure and marketing pov! I'm rambling. Ill shut up now. Just getting near the end and still want to be blown away.