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In Retrospect: The Inevitable Banksy-Jeff Koons Collaboration, “Banksoons,” Can’t Be Far Off

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Join us every Saturday as we parse the previous week’s shuttered art labs and customized Stormtrooper helmets in hopes of finding the latest Banksy mural before the vandals get to it, in retrospect.

— In retrospect, Jeff Koons’s sculpture of a nude Lady Gaga for her the cover of her upcoming “ARTPOP” album had better be in the superstar artist’s next show at Gagosian, which must therefore be titled “Gagasian.”

— In retrospect, we’d like to believe that Banksy has been coordinating the defacing of his New York City murals, but we’re fairly certain that people are just jerks.

— In retrospect, art PR powerhouse FITZ & CO’s hiring away of MoMA PS1’s press and social media head honcho, Rebecca Taylor, was a real coup.

— In retrospect, we hope Disney’s forthcoming string of “Star Wars” sequels makes use of these amazing artist-customized Stormtrooper helmets.

— In retrospect, we’re sad that the art space and workshop 3rd Ward Brooklyn closed the week before the class we’d just signed up to take there, “How to Run a Successful and Financially Sustainable Alternative Arts Space.”

— Benjamin Sutton

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  1. fancy an original signed Banksy for $60?

    sorry, your too late


  2. Artwork by Ricardo Duffy opens in LA on March 20, 3 weeks later, Banksy comes to Downtown LA where the gallery is creates a new piece 3 blocks from the gallery, then the piece above appears. Coincidence? Maybe, but back then non of us thought so!

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