I almost feel obligated to write about this since I’ve seen it a bunch on other sites, through my Tumblr and Flickr. I guess by doing so, I’m just adding to the hype, but whatever. I like Banksy’s stuff and make no bones about it. I also love when the haters come out on him.
Anyway… Banksy has been hitting up LA recently, and people have been coming across his stuff. Considering Exit Through The Gift Shop is nominated for an Oscar, none of this seems out of place. The above billboard takeover (I hate that term) on Sunset Blvd. depicting a coked-out Minnie Mouse and a sleazy Mickey is getting most of the attention, and even though it doesn’t scream Banksy’s signature style to me, it’s still rad. And it’s also now torn down. I’m sure more stuff will be surfacing.
Also, you can’t get more LA than ending up on TMZ, so I guess Banksy really is Livin The Dream.