EXCLUSIVE! AN INTERVIEW WITH HANKSY
by Reverend Jen
original article: http://www.artnet.com/magazineus/features/jen/reverend-jen-hanksy-art-sh...
Last Friday evening, I was slumming in my pajamas when my elusive roommate, J.P., emerged from his room.
"Have you ever heard of the artist, Hanksy?" he asked.
"Banksy?" I said, thinking he was speaking of the painfully hip street artist.
"No. Hanksy. He makes Banksy-like images with Tom Hanks' face on them."
Maybe it's a result of the years I spent watching reruns of Batman, but I love secret identities. Plus, I am a big fan of early Tom Hanks, specifically Bosom Buddies. My ears perked up.
"I actually know Hanksy," he added. "He has an art opening up the street at Krause Gallery. If you wanna go, I could introduce you to him."
"Do you think I could get a world-exclusive interview?"
Being one of the least successful writers in history, I have never had a world-exclusive interview with anyone. Thrilled with the prospect, I agreed to meet J.P. there in 20 minutes. In the meantime, I texted my boyfriend, Courtney, and his friend, Gray, who were out on a beer run and told them to meet me at 149 Orchard.
Courtney called moments later.
"I don't think you wanna bother. There's like 10 people sitting in a circle talking and one of them is a naked dude. In fact, I think it's your friend, Tommy D. Naked Man."