banksy LA mickey mouse billboard taken down
 
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.

banksy LA mickey mouse billboard taken down 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.

banksy LA mickey mouse billboard taken down up close of the cocktail drinking disney character image courtesy of jet set graffiti

banksy LA mickey mouse billboard taken down detail of ‘livin’ the dream’ image courtesy of jet set graffiti

banksy LA mickey mouse billboard taken down 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:

banksy LA mickey mouse billboard taken down charlie brown the arsonist image courtesy of banksy

banksy LA mickey mouse billboard taken down a young shooter armed with crayon ammunition image courtesy of banksy

banksy LA mickey mouse billboard taken down detail image courtesy of banksy

banksy LA mickey mouse billboard taken down a dog pissing on a building wall image courtesy of banksy

banksy LA mickey mouse billboard taken down detail image courtesy of banksy

via street art news

  • As The Prodigy perfectly put it “Fuck em’ and their law” Saying Banksy is a vandal is true in some form or another but only if you believe in vandalism. Personally I think we need to play around with our world more instead of listening to what some rich cunt in power tells us what we can and can’t do. I applaud Banksy

    PanfaceDann
  • This particular piece is clearly not the original Banksy. Just take a look at his earlier pieces. It’s like mistaking Picasso for a Mondrian.

    j_
  • He is not a vandal, hes a fucking artist, you’re naive.

    pitkjob
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