• Oct 14, 2013
If you didn't know better, it might look like someone's filming a sequel to The Muppets Take Manhattan in this video, which shows a truck filled with loveable creatures being driven around New York City. In reality, this is a much more macabre film, at least for the animals involved.

British artist Banksy, who has recently debuted some of his graffiti on buildings in Brooklyn, took his show on the road over the weekend with this traveling exhibit called "Sirens Of The Lambs" that drives straight through New York's meatpacking district.

On the video, you'll hear various bleatings and see worried faces of cows, sheep, chickens and other livestock ostensibly on their way to the slaughterhouse. You'll also see the reactions of those on the street. Some children run to greet the doomed animals while a baby in a stroller cries at the sight.

Left open to artistic interpretation is whether the child is crying at the fate of his furry friends or because dinner might not be ready.

Banksy is in New York for a month-long 'residency' which has already generated multiple pieces from the artist, including this large, intricate piece on the Lower East Side.


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      • 1 Year Ago
      The only part of this event which is awesome is the absolute stupidity of the truckers. Such dimwittedness can't really discern who is actually behind the government shut down! Astounding! These truckers are Truth deniers. I wonder how many are involved in this outbreak of sheer dumbth. If there was half a brain amongst them they would change their tune fast. If the Koch brothers got their way and installed themselves as dictators, they would have killed or imprisoned all of the participating truckers by now.
        • 1 Year Ago
        bill , is this you ? hillery said bring home some bacon
        rann948
        • 1 Year Ago
        You are so over the top. Get your meds evaluated.
      • 1 Year Ago
      And they look so yummy!
      Vimala Nowlis
      • 1 Year Ago
      That's why "art" and "artists" are no longer respected. They no longer contribute to the society. No one cares about their self-indulgent opinion or their agony. It's now just freaks doing freak shows to get attention they desparately need in their lonely lives. That's why no "patrons" are willing to support artists and no public is interested in them.
        Lisa
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Vimala Nowlis
        Have you seen any of his other art pieces. While I am a huge fan of some of the old masters, especially the impressionists, Banksy has some very interesting pieces.
      baldinia
      • 1 Year Ago
      Banksy is great.
      • 1 Year Ago
      WOW! Banksy strikes again...Cool ****!
      • 1 Year Ago
      im going buy me a hamburger!
      • 1 Year Ago
      I noticed there was also a dog and a panda in that truck. Either he could not find enough livestock toys or he was driving through China Town. (insert rimshot)
      • 1 Year Ago
      "Disturb the comfortable", is that the philosophy here? I'm sure those kids have rationally considered the ethics of eating meat and deserve to be confronted like that.
      • 1 Year Ago
      I think this is great! A point is definitely being made.
        Robert
        • 1 Year Ago
        yeah.. great,, thugs intimidating ordinary people on the street.. yeah great... looks like that block needs some stop and frisk action... BTW, if that logic is correct, whites should be able to exclude blacks from their neighborhoods and workplaces so be careful for what you support..
      • 1 Year Ago
      As far as a statement goes in the art world, this was pretty tame - but still powerful. Many artists try using very offensive images to get a reaction. Banksy is able to do this with lovable stuffed animals, and he made people think. He's not telling you what to think, just providing the raw materials to turn your own imagination on. I think this man is a genius in his use of art. Good job Banksy.
      zaticon1
      • 1 Year Ago
      So, I assume that the ground cotton sausage will be stuffed into woolen socks?
      Ava
      • 1 Year Ago
      I think Banksy is a fraud, hoax and massive joke. His "art" stinks and no one has seen him. Why? Because he is a collective. Grow up the emperor is not wearing any clothes.
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