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Banksy Art Found On Oceanside Bull Taco Shop

A mural depicts a rat wearing star-shaped sunglasses flying a kite with the likeness of a traffic sign that warns of immigrant roadway crossings, appeared Friday on the wall of an Oceanside restaurant, Bull Taco in California.

The appearance of the mural had generated a huge buzz throughout the San Diego arts community, but art critics and Banksy followers almost immediately raised the possibility that the artist didn’t paint the mural.

Nancy Willen, the owner of Santa Monica-base Acme Public Relations, was the publicist for Banksy’s documentary “Exit Through the Gift Shop.” She said she was authorized by Banksy’s handling agency, Pest Control, to refute the mural’s authenticity. “Banksy did not do the Oceanside piece,” Willen said.

March 5, 2011 Posted by | Artists, Graffiti, grafiti, News, raw art gallery, Uncategorized | | Leave a comment