Banksy-esque Street Art Pops up on Melrose

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A new piece of street art has appeared on Melrose. It's actually in the spot where Banksy put up his "out of bed" rat at Orange Avenue (one of several rats that he's done in Hollywood), which was recently taken down. Unsure if Banksy is actually back in Los Angeles or not, some believe it's not the elusive British street artist. Still, the art has been applauded because the new work has "a clever twist," as notes — "the rat became Pope Ratzinger." Oh, touché.