Wednesday, April 27, 2011
New Banksy in Los Angeles!?
Just two days after a new Banksy piece was spotted in London, a similar rat shows up in Los Angeles. Another Banksy in LA!?
This new stencil features a rat pouring out a barrel of green sludge.
This new piece is located in Los Angeles and the thing that makes us think that this might be Banksy is the attention to detail. Like with the new piece in London, this one is very well done, with the green spilling perfectly from the bucket to the ground and soft lines in the stencil.
On the other hand, the stencil is placed on some sort of wood backing, which almost seems too easy for Banksy, and too likely to be stolen. His pieces have impeccable placement, and the peeling cement wall in London seems like a much more likely spot. But the LA rat was placed outside of a production studio, so maybe that has something to do with the location.
Neither piece has yet been confirmed on Banksy's website, so either we have the first jump, or someone is doing some really good Banksy rat imitations.
Banksy usually hits the streets in spurts, and although it seems unusual that two separate pieces show up half way around the world, Banksy might be keeping us all guessing about what coming next!
***Pic found on StephanLeeCarr's Yfrog account. Good eye, Stephan!***