Tag Archives: Street Art

Banksy Billboard: Drunken, Lecherous Mickey and Minnie

18 Feb

Banksy Billboard on LA Times

My friend Geoff just tipped me off to this billboard, as seen on the LA Times web site. Some are speculating it’s a Banksy, in support of the Oscar nomination of Exit Through the Gift Shop.

And there are more, too:

There’s the one in Westwood that’s been dubbed “CrayolaShooter,” on the back of an Urban Outfitters in the UCLA neighborhood. Then there’s one known as “The Charlie BrownFirestarter,” spotted on Sunset Boulevard, that features theCharles M. Schulz-created character with a cigarette in his mouth and a can of gasoline in his hand. Soon after the “Firestarter” went up on the side of a fire-damaged building, someone cut it off the side of the structure.

Not surprisingly, no comment from Disney.

Disneyland Unwitting Host for Public, Political Art

9 Sep

The Wooster Collective, “a celebration of street art,” reports The Story Disneyland Doesn’t Want You to Know. A life-size sculpture of a Guantanamo Bay inmate was posed for 90 minutes this week alongside Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. The ride was shut down to remove the sculpture, for reasons of “public safety.”

Addendum: The UK Daily Mall has picked up the story too.

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