Banksy in town for Oscars

Love him or hate him, he seems to be everywhere at the moment. This week, it looks like he’s in LA – Deskarati

With the Oscars awards night coming up this weekend, the proliferation of stencilled street art in LA (as above, spotted today) points to graffiti star Banksy being in town to see if his nominated documentary Exit Through The Gift Shop snags a gold statuette. But alas, the mysterious man behind the art is unlikely to appear on stage at the Kodak Theatre to accept the award if his film does win, as his request to appear in disguise has been rejected by the organisers. The Academy’s executive director, Bruce Davis, told reporters: “The fun but disquieting scenario is if that film wins and five guys in monkey masks come to the stage all saying, ‘I’m Banksy!’ Who the hell do we give it to?” Co-host James Franco can probably make an adequately artsy acceptance speech/performance piece instead.

via The Art Newspaper.

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