Is Banksy Still at Work in L.A.? Pink Whiz Kid and 'Work is Over' Could Be His! [UPDATE]
Just when you thought spotting and hearing tell of new Banksy street art pieces was as over as your day-after-the-Oscars hangover comes a fresh infusion of sightings in the LAist inbox. On Robertson Boulevard near Beverly Hills a wall has been unexpectedly enlivened by the image of a kid peeing in a vibrant shade of pink, points out Sloth of Celerity, who paused to snap some photos.
Apparently this kid really had to go, because his pink pee trails all the way up the block, ending at Alden Drive. Looks like Banksy parked his truck behind All Saints Spitalfields (a clothing store on Robertson), because there’s a huge pink paint spill in their back parking lot.
The whizzing kid isn't the only piece that's a "could-be" Banksy that's popped up of late. Local blogger Everyday Goddess steered us towards "Work is over," seen in the old KFC parking lot off Vine between Afton and De Longpre in Hollywood.
Neither of the pieces, however, have been "claimed" by the UK-based street artist on his official site. What do you think, is Banksy still decorating the City of Angels?
UPDATE 6:50PM: Street Art blog Melrose & Fairfax posted in response today that they do not believe either of these pieces to be Banksy's, and while the peeing boy's artist remains unknown, they attribute "Work is Over" to LA street artist X.