Oh Banksy, Banksy you mysterious man of the shadows. The supercool British artist has unveiled an installation, "The Village Pet Store and Charcoal Grill", in New York City's Greenwich Village, satirizing our treatment of animals.
“I wanted to make art that questioned our relationship with animals and the ethics and sustainability of factory farming,” Banksy said in a statement distributed by a publicist, “but it ended up as chicken nuggets singing.”
Read the full New York Times coverage here. Writer Melena Ryzik describes the show that consists of several window scenes: "A rabbit wearing a pearl necklace files her nails in a window; the coop in the next one has chicken nuggets with legs, busily dipping themselves in sauce. Inside the store, hot dogs and sausages squirm like snakes in sand-filled terrariums, and the floating fish sticks are so lifelike that a visitor tapped on the tank, as if to get their attention."