banksy in the hood

Banksy’s documentary ‘Exit Through the Gift Shop’ is up for best documentary at the Oscars next Sunday. Meanwhile, this week in LA, four new works of graffiti assumed to be the work of the elusive artist himself, have cropped up around the city.  Not surprisingly, the one pictured above was removed by authorities fairly soon after it went up.

You can view the other images – including Charlie Brown smoking a cigarette and about to set fire to a building – here on Banksy’s website.

The LA Times seemed to doubt the authenticity of the work, questioning whether Banksy would stoop to the level of engaging in a pre-Oscar publicity campaign. What? You mean Banksy creating subversive art stunts that draw attention to himself in the media? Nah, never.

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