Banksy Mural in LA

I’ve been working with a team of people for the last 6 months who have been trying to get their act together to save a Banksy mural from demolition on a Gas Station wall in West LA. Banksy did the mural while he was in LA for a wedding a couple of years ago. He actually asked the owner if he could “tag” the wall with his spray paint mural and was given permission!

So, I went to Los Angeles today to meet with owners, contractors and auction house reps to discuss taking the mural off a wall and then the final result will be sold at auction. It looks like they are ready to get started in the next couple of weeks… maybe. Here’s the photo of the mural, which you can’t see anymore cause its covered up to protect it.



Banksy mural

This is one of two murals.


If you haven’t heard about Banksy, he’s a English graffiti artist that has achieved celebrity status. If you’d like to be “in the know” go to banksy.com or look him up on Wiki. Even a movie has been made of him and his work called “Exit Through the Gift Shop”. See banksyfilm.com. This should make for some interesting posts and a video. Stay tuned!

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