Friday, June 1, 2012

You're Never Too Big to Dream You're Banksy

Wheat pastes of a little girl have been showing up all over Los Angeles. The pieces feature a layered image of the girl turned as if she is writing on the wall 'You're Never Too Young to Dream Big'. They caused quite an uproar yesterday when many people mistakenly thought that these were Banksy pieces. The little girl images even got picked up by #banksyart on Twitter who listed it on their account. The site claims to be run by 'Banksy Management Staff', but perhaps 'banksyart' needs new management, as this girl in Los Angeles is clearly not a Banksy.

There are numerous reasons why this is not a Banksy--this is a wheat paste and Banksy doesn't paste, it uses many more layers than Banksy puts into his street stencils, the location on an electrical box is not somewhere Banksy would put it, and Banksy does not repeat images while this has shown up at multiple locations.

The first time that we saw this piece was last winter as Mr. Brainwash was preparing for his 'Art Show 2011'.  Because the aesthetic resembles MBW quite closely, we thought it was MBW's at the time.  But this piece is not from MBW, either.  These pieces are being put up by a Los Angeles street artist.  Not sure what the artist's name is?

Even though these are not Banksy, it is clear that people are responding to and really enjoying the image.  Stay up~


***Big thanks to Shaun for sending over the pics with the story and digging to the bottom of the mystery piece***


13 comments:

  1. so who is it then?

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  2. Its a guy called j92, I have a pix of it from artshow2011!

    BRaVo

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  3. where can we find more info on j92? i wanna buy art

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  4. Army Of One, pretty damn sure of it...

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  5. Maybe not, can't find anything from before that made me think it was him. I wonder if it really is j92 or whatever that dude said. Odd....

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  6. Check my instagram for the pix, at bravone

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  7. Its not army of one, i just asked him.

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  8. It's not banksy, I just asked him

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  9. Its brainwash for sure he is just having other people put it up. On the first day to put up art in the MBW show. that piece was already there on a wall that was behind a fence and a sign on the fence said no one was allowed to put art on that wall.

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  10. David - London UKAugust 8, 2012 at 5:59 AM

    This same exact piece is in London as well. I took a photo and then found someone else has posted. It's in a doorway across from a larger piece that has popped up.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisjohnbeckett/7700709996/
    I also found this about some art that turned up ata nearby intersection:
    http://londonist.com/2012/06/banksy-style-queen-and-soldier-on-new-oxford-street.php
    There's a larger piece now at that same location below a giant portrait of the queen showing the beatles in banadanas over their mouths and then along an adjacent wall are spoofs of the mona lisa featuring batman, catwoman and mickey mouse. Sorry to have not posted pictures.

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  11. where in los angeles is it located?

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