STERLING RD. IS BECOMING TORONTO’S ARTS-CENTRAL – BANKSY IN JUNE & MOCA’S OPENING IN SEPTEMBER

‘THE ART OF BANKSY” has traveled to Melbourne, Tel Aviv, Amsterdam and Auckland. Now the exhibition lands in TORONTO on June 13 for one month.

The venue – a two-storey former industrial building at 213 Sterling Road. For tickets go to http://www.banksyexhibit.com

The mysterious BANKSY, activist and filmmaker, has been in TORONTO at least once. While here promoting ‘Exit Through The Gift Shop’ in 2010, he created several pieces of art on city streets and alleys. Some were tagged or unknowingly painted over. A few survived, and one in particular is now under glass in a downtown office building.  <PHOTOS – Haunted Walk.com>

<Formerly at 90 Harbour Street, this work is preserved by Menkes Developments in one of their buildings on York Street>

<‘Banksy Was Here’, corner of Church and Esplanade>

<391 Adelaide Street West, unfortunately painted over by the building’s owner>

<PHOTO ABOVE – I passed this one last weekend, without realizing it is a Banksy, 70-feet long, on Houston Street in the Bowery, New York City.  The image is a protest against the imprisonment of Turkish artist & journalist Zehra Dogan.>

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