Friday, April 15, 2011

Rat mural removed in Oceanside

The rat mural
On February 25, a large rat showed up on Bull Taco in Oceanside and caused much speculation that it was done by the famous street artist Banksy. Banksy was rumored to be in Southern California for the Oscars that weekend.

The British artist confirmed after some days that it wasn't his work.

The North County Times reports the owner of the shop decided he didn't want the mural because "If the artwork was unwanted, it would be considered graffiti and would need to be removed".

And finally, city workers removed it.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Singer Joss Stone backs bid to save Queens graffiti artists' haven 5Pointz

Recording artist Joss Stone has thrown her support behind an effort to preserve 5Pointz, a Long Island City factory building that has become a mecca for graffiti art.

The soul and blues songstress has taken to Twitter to try to prevent 5Pointz from being razed to make way for residential towers.

She posted a link to the online petition, "Show Ur Love to 5Pointz," asking others to sign it.

"It would be so sad to see this place die," she tweeted.

Stone noted in an earlier tweet that she had filmed her music video for the song "Tell Me Bout It" at 5Pointz. The petition has more than 2,800 signatures so far.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Banksy 'NOLA' mural expected to fetch up to £80,000 at auction

A work created by Banksy is expected to fetch up to £80,000 at auction.

The image entitled "NOLA" (that was designed to commemorate the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina) depicts a young girl sheltering from rain under an umbrella, and is one of more than a dozen murals that Banksy sprayed onto buildings around the city of New Orleans.

The work is being sold by Bonhams on April 13.

The sale also includes another famous Banksy image, "Balloon Girl", which has an estimate of £30,000 to £50,000.

To see more about Banksy, CLICK HERE!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Police arrest two teens for Annaville graffiti spree

CORPUS CHRSITI - Corpus Christi police have arrested two teens they think went on a weekend graffiti spree in the Annaville area. Police say two 17 year old boys, Brandon Alaniz and Jose Cardenas have been booked at the city detention center.

The teens are suspected of spray painting little league parks, fences, and the wall of the old Annaville elementary school. A judge set damages at $15,000 each.

Detectives said the teens admitted to the crime, saying they found spray paint cans in a garage that had been left open.

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