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So I went to Bull Taco in Oceanside to see the (alleged) Banksy piece for myself. When I got there, there were many people taking pictures and Tweeting about it. Cars were pulling up and there was already a crowd gathered around the piece. I joined the fray and took some pics of my own and started talking to them about the piece’s authenticity.
The consensus was that it was too sloppy to be real. He left a paint tip there and sprayed the asphalt. Supposedly, there was also a sighting of the artist doing the work with a description of the mask. There is a lot of images of his work throughout LA recently that could easily be thrown together to drum up this piece. This seemed to be the common feeling about the piece online. Thanks to Brendan for bringing this to my attention. I agree with BK, if I saw the real Banksy piecing up a wall I would watch in awe and buy him many beers when he was done. I really hope it is not a hoax because that would not look good for Bull Taco if this is some counterfeit publicity social media stunt.
As Banksy art begins popping up mysteriously around Los Angeles in the days leading up to the Academy Awards, Mr. Brainwash — a.k.a. French-born Angeleno Thierry Guetta —confirms that he is as much a creation of Banksy as he is an autonomous creature.