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Here's A Sneak Peek Inside The Abandoned Mansion Being Filled With Art

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Over the past week, Hanksy has been holed up at an abandoned mansion in Los Angeles with some fellow street artists. Their work will be on view for one day only this weekend (Saturday, October 10th), when everyone is invited to walk through the mansion and check out the art. You'll have to keep an eye on his Twitter and Instagram around 4 p.m. tomorrow when he reveals the address, but in the meantime, we've got a sneak peek inside.

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Before and after. (Photos by Birdman)

The show is called Surplus Candy, and is the West Coast version of a show that Hanksy hosted inside an abandoned East Village tenement in NYC last year. You'll find pieces from "the nation’s top street and graffiti artists" once inside, and of course the added bonus is that you'll also be able to take in the abandoned mansion itself, old carpeting and all.

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Regarding the location, Hanksy told us that "It's over a century old and while it's a bit banged up, it's still a magnificent beast. And after it's all painted up, it'll be be a perfect metaphor for Hollywood. Pretty and pristine on the outside, but all fucked up on the inside."