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Posted on Feb 17, 2011

According to the people posting on this Facebook event page, Urban Outfitters, a retailer that usually tries just a little too hard to be cool, is threatening to paint over a new work by the world’s most famous street artist. We can’t confirm whether Urban Outfitters is that boneheaded, but it’s nice to see the public rise to the defense of art, regardless.

LAist has the story here. Keep tabs on Facebook here.

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By Patrica, February 21, 2011 at 8:31 pm Link to this comment
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Reminds me of a quote (that I can’t track down) I heard once, that everyone would love to hang a Van Gogh on their living room wall but no one would want to invite the man himself into their house.

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By Zeya, February 19, 2011 at 9:19 am Link to this comment
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I absolutely loved Banksy’s documentary fim, Exit Through the Gift Shop. If you have not already seen it, I highly recommend a viewing. And I guarantee you will not be disappointed.

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By bort, February 19, 2011 at 2:17 am Link to this comment
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seems weird to me… doesnt Urban Outfitters SELL banksy books and other “street artist” books? but they probably couldnt pay him to paint something FOR one of their stores.  they should take it as a blessing….

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