Banksy Disappears from L.A.! Oh Oscar! Oh Oprah

One of Banksy’s Latest Flights of Fancy: Exclusive After And Before Pics


Up to the minute photograph of the wall in Boyle Heights, the east side neighborhood of Los Angeles where Banksy once was. (photo © John Carr)

Winner of the Golden Chainsaw award for balls, the citizens of Los Angeles have been using circular saws (something that everyone clearly has lying around the house) to help themselves to a slab of Street Art attributed to that international man of mystery, Banksy.  The Street Artist, who’s documentary “Exit Through the Gift Shop” is nominated for an Academy Award this evening, has been attributed with the appearance of a number of pieces in the area in recent weeks.

brooklyn-street-art-john-carr-banksy-1 Banksy in happier days (photo © John Carr)

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In this video a man appears to be cutting along an invisible dotted line around Banksy Brown. No one can say for sure who put it up but why take chances, right? A piece quite similar to it appears on the Fine Art Buyer website.

Banksy…. Oprah. Oprah…. Banksy.


The rumor has been confirmed, the Best Documentary award will be given tonight by Oprah Winfrey, the talk-show host turned Queen of All Media. As the most famous anonymous hooded Street Artist in the universe contemplates the red carpet, we’re thinking about The Last Airbender, which dominated the 31st annual Razzie Awards last night as Worst Picture, Worst Director, Worst Screenplay, Worst Supporting Actor and Worst Eye-Gouging Mis-Use of 3-D.

Hadn’t heard of air-bending until this year. Sounds like a home competition among 14 year olds that involves farting. Anyway, here’s to all the awards show hot air you can endure and best of luck to all the nominees!

Image above a still from The Last Airbender from Nicolodean Movies.

With very special thanks to photographer John Carr for his on the spot Banksy photos. All copyrights John Carr.

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