Feb 17, 2011

New Banksy Art in LA

Having just watched 'Exit Through the Gift Shop' a few weeks ago, I am a little obsessed about all things Banksy.   I had known about his work previously, but I didn't really understand that a lot of what he did was in complete secrecy and that his art is illegal because it is graffiti- that fascinates me.   I wish I could be lucky enough to have him graffiti something of mine!   Anyway, it seems there is a renewed effort of his part to tag LA as his own...at least, according to his website- which has images posted of four new tags, including one billboard.   Can't wait to see what happens next!  
Check out the images on his website...
http://www.banksy.co.uk/outdoors/outusa/horizontal_1.htm


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Images via Banksy
Even more Banksy news to pass on today: Banksy is taking credit for this billboard hack above the 76 station at Sunset and North Laurel Ave., making it the third of what street art blog Melrose&Fairfax says are four new Banksys around town. M&F thinks the billboard is a real win for the artist's street cred, but considering some of his past LA pieces have been in less-than-gutsy locations, we can't help wondering if he doesn't have some connection with Vegas hospitality and development company Light Group. UPDATE: The plot thickens. According to M&F, the billboard was taken down and rolled up for safekeeping this afternoon. TMZ says it was the billboard company that took it down and that a fight broke out.
· Banksy is Livin' the Dream! [Melrose&Fairfax]
· Is Mysterious Street Artist Banksy as Illegit as He Says He Is? [Curbed LA]

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