Weeks Before the Oscars, New Art From Banksy Showing Up in L.A.


As first publicized by Lauren Conrad's Twitter (really!), two new pieces by Academy Award–nominated Banksy — one of a child soldier firing crayons and one of Charlie Brown with a cigarette and a can of gasoline — have shown up in Los Angeles with two weeks to go before the Oscars. If you'll recall, because he refuses to identify himself, Banksy will technically not be allowed to go up on stage and accept the award if his movie, Exit Through the Gift Shop, wins. So maybe the new art is step one of some elaborate Oscar-centric stunt that will end up with him onstage in a monkey head and a Tommy Bahama shirt while awesome fireworks go off behind him? [Wooster Collective via Buzzfeed]