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Banksy takes screaming cuddly toys to the New York slaughterhouse for 'Sirens of the Lambs' artwork

cancercrossNov 14 2013, 290 views

Banksy takes screaming cuddly toys to the New York slaughterhouse for 'Sirens of the Lambs' artwork

Banksy has unleashed a disturbing delivery truck on the streets of New York City, sending cuddly farmyard animals to the slaughterhouse.

Appropriately enough, the truck is currently touring the meatpacking district before moving on to the rest of the city.

How long the artwork - titled 'Sirens of the Lambs' - will last, however, is anyone's guess, given that Banksy's previous installations in his month-long New York residency have been defaced by rival graffiti artists, painted over and even hijacked by opportunistic locals looking to charge visitors for taking photos.

The animals' faces look adorable, but the truck emits a loud screaming noise that indicates the creatures are in distress. According to an audio guide on Banksy's website, the animals' heads are controlled by a team of mime artists inside the vehicle.

The guide jokes: "This is a piece of sculpture art, and I know what you're thinking: isn't it a bit... subtle."

Banksy, it says, is either, "making some sort of comment on the casual cruelty of the food industry" or forging "an attempt at something vague and pretentious about the loss of childhood innocence".

The guide continues: "The truck contains over 60 cuddly soft toys on the road to a swift death. However, in order to bring them to life, four professional puppeteers are required, strapped into bucket seats, dressed entirely in black lycra, pulling on an array of levers with each limb and given only one toilet break a day - proving that the only sentient beings held in lower esteem than livestock are mime artists."

Banksy 'Sirens of the Lambs' Drives Around NYC [VIDEO]: British Graffiti Artist Uses Stuffed Animals on Meat Truck For Latest Exhibit

Banksy, the British graffiti artist struck again in New York City. His latest work is called "Sirens of the Lambs" and it involves a meat truck that was spotted in South Brooklyn and the meatpacking district this past week. The graffiti artist, political activist, and painter used stuffed animals in his latest piece of art to protest the meat packing industry.
For those who aren't aware of Banksy, he is a well-known and very popular street graffiti artist from England that is known for his unique and impressive art. Banksy is reportedly in the midst of a month-long stay in New York City and his various art pieces have been popping up around the city over the last couple weeks.

the notoriously private artist's work is so sought after, some local residents were reportedly charging people to take pictures and see his artwork, according to Yahoo! News. However, there was no need to pay to see "Sirens of the Lambs" which was driving around New York City on a meat truck. The truck was riding around with a bunch of squealing stuffed animals in the back. In the video below you can see, although harmless, the sight of the stuffed animals with their heads popping out of the side of the truck was upsetting for some children. It was an interesting sight to say the least.

Banksy lleva en su nueva obra a un camión lleno de peluches camino al matadero
El popular grafitero británico ha vuelto a sorpreder en las calles de Nueva York. Banksy, ante el asombro de todos, lleva un camión por el centro de la ciudad en cuyo interior 60 muñecos de peluche simulan el camino al matadero. La obra llamada 'Las sirenas de los corderos' es para algunos una crítica a la forma en que mueren los animales para el consumo humano, mientras que otros ven la pérdida de la inocencia infantil.

Recent Banksy Street Art Draws Attention to Animal Suffering
British graffiti artist Banksy has won international fame for his poignant social and political commentary, all conveyed through a satirical, and often dark, street art style. The mysterious artist's work has adorned buildings throughout the world, but, more recently, pieces have been popping up in New York City.

His latest confirmed statement is a disturbing stuffed animal truck which was spotted in Brooklyn on Thursday afternoon. 

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