banksy LA mickey mouse billboard taken down
feb 17, 2011
banksy LA mickey mouse billboard taken down


bansky’s mickey mouse billboard which has now been removed
image via wooster collective

british street artist banksy is in los angeles for his oscar-nominated film ‘exit through the gift shop‘ -
a documentary which he directed that tells the story of a man’s obsession with street art that includes
footage of such artists as shepard fairey, invader and banksy himself – and he hasn’t wasted any time
making his mark on the streets of LA and of course, causing a bit of a stir.


detail of mickey mouse having a cocktail
image courtesy of wooster collective

one of the most talked about pieces in recent days has been an image of a drunken mickey mouse,
putting his arm around a scantily-clad model, with minnie mouse watching off to the side,
which bansky painted over a billboard advertisement for las vegas company the light group.
situated above norm’s 76 petrol station located along the sunset strip, the art piece was removed today
by the billboard’s owner, CBS outdoor, even though the garage employees had offered to pay 10 000 USD
to let it stay. CBS now claims that they own the bansky artwork, and there is no word on what is going
to be done with it.


up close of the cocktail drinking disney character
image courtesy of jet set graffiti


detail of ‘livin’ the dream’
image courtesy of jet set graffiti


installation view of the billboard along the sunset strip before it was removed

despite this, other banksy art that has been spotted los angeles’ streets:


charlie brown the arsonist
image courtesy of banksy


a young shooter armed with crayon ammunition
image courtesy of banksy


detail
image courtesy of banksy


a dog pissing on a building wall
image courtesy of banksy


detail
image courtesy of banksy

via street art news

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