Dan’s Papers August 26, 2011 danshamptons.com Page 70
By Bo Dermont If you happened upon 200 North Sea Road—the former Southampton Power Plant— on Saturday, you may have been confused. The break beat and electronic jams, as well as the hipsterish crowd pouring out of an old, abandoned shed of a building is an atypical occurrence in the luscious, Hamptonian resort we all know. The reason for this event is just as surprising, especially if DansPapersAd17Apr11_Qtr.pdf
Banksy at Old Southampton Power Plant
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you are a follower of street painting and graffiti. The doctor was in. Banksy may have graced us with his presence that night. He surely graced us with some of his best art. Pieces being shown included prints of iconic, Banksyexclusive characters and his world-renowned stencil work. More surprising still, the collection on display included pieces from outside of Banksy’s studio. You may
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Artists vs. Writers game always marks a signal that the summer is ending, so it is slightly bittersweet for all of us, but mostly sweet, especially when the home team wins. Here is a list of players and the game’s stats:
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ask, “How did the people at the Keszler Gallery and Banksy bring the street to the showroom?” The first step was definitely the use of the dingy, dark and vacant power plant. The second and only other step was the most unique aspect of the show: the works were physically taken from their original locales. The rough cement edges between the original tile walls makes this fact blatantly apparent: we are witnessing real street art and its introduction into the gallery. Mind you, this isn’t the first street art show. But be prepared, it is far from the last. Banksy “reclaimed” Southampton that night. And I was there to see it!
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