New York City’s king of street art puns Hanksy is once again pushing the boundaries of art and technology. Earlier this year Hanksy treated Los Angeles to a one day only show where himself, and a ton of other artists (including Drew Merrit, CYRCLE, Mear One, Craola, Hanksy, Annie Preece, Starfighter, Fanakapan, SharkToof, BD White, Greg Frederick… and many more) transformed a house in LA into a giant playground of murals. Luckily for everyone who couldn’t get into the show, or lives outside LA, Hanksy in conjunction with Dega Films captured the massive 30 rooms of art and filmed it for everyone to enjoy as a virtual reality web site (www.surpluscandy.com).
As usual a line formed at least 3 blocks long for patrons to be able to experience another Hanksy production. But this time was unique because attendees were walking around the packed art space in the Lower East Side of Manhattan rearing Surplus Candy lenses that attach to your cellphone and allow you to get a full 360 degree VR experience of the show in LA.
Goggles were available to purchase for $40 but anyone can experience the virtual reality in any browser . Check it out and be ready for Hanksy’s next installment of his Surplus Candy series coming soon!