Yesterday Pink reader Sarah shared a photograph of a new piece of graffiti street art here in LA that is believed to have been crated by British graffiti star Banksy. It is believed Banksy is tagging LA ahead of the Academy Awards next week because his film Exit Through the Gift Shop is nominated for the Best Documentary award. Today, Pink reader Aaron sends in other photos of another Banksy art piece that popped up here in LA this week. In fact, Banksy pieces are showing up all over LA these days.
This Charlie Brown piece showed up on a fire-damaged building and was photographed by Aaron … but the following photos of this doggie taking a leak were professionally photographed by a photo agency:
A billboard on Sunset Blvd. was tagged by Banksy a couple of days ago … but has since been RIPPED down by the billboard owners:
A billboard company just ripped down a Sunset Blvd. sign that had been tagged by Academy Award nominee Banksy — just a few short days after the legendary graffiti artist touched it up in the first place. The Mickey Mouse inspired artwork — which mysteriously appeared a few days ago — was just taken down … but no one at the scene will tell us why. We’re told employees at the gas station directly below the billboard offered to pay $10,000 for the artwork — but the billboard company refused … A physical altercation just broke out over the sign — cops have responded to the scene.
Apparently, the client who paid for the billboard is PISSED that the billboard company ripped down the graffiti. Oh yeah, Banksy is deffo in town, y’all. He is creating quite a stir in the days leading up to the Academy Awards. We’ll have to wait and see if he will walk away victorious with an Academy Award but I think a great many people are hoping he will win just so that he can go on stage and accept his award.