Banksy, perhaps the most famous street artist of our time, is back in action in L.A. this week. After a few of his pieces were defaced, it seems he hit up some old locations to put a new spin on those old pieces.
His piece, dubbed the Crayola Shooter, depicting a small boy in military uniform with gun surrounded by crayon flowers, had been found defaced a while ago. Splashed almost entirely with paint, the work was going to be worth a log of money and sold by the property owner. Similar cases have been found with some of his other pieces and a few have even been removed.
His response is the Crayola Foreclosure piece, depicting a little girl’s house being foreclosed on in a similar field of crayon flowers. That seems to be his entire commentary on the vandalism of his first piece. While the irony of a work of vandalism being vandalized has not been lost on him, it just seems to be business as usual for Banksy as new work from him pops up around L.A.
The documentary the artist directed, Exit Through the Gift Shop, is up for an Oscar nomination next week, so he’s already got quite a bit on his plate. We’ll be on the look-out for new pieces in the coming weeks.