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Street Artist Banksy Marks the Mission

by Garrett McAuliffe

A new quasi-verified mural attributed to the notoriously anonymous Banksy materialized above Amnesia Bar on Valencia Street some time Wednesday, according to art snoopers, enthusiasts and nearby shop owners.

Street art and local blogs hypebeast, fecalface and sfist have all been atwitter at its appearance, along with another Banksy piece in Chinatown. San Francisco-based art blogger Mike Cuffe, who broke the story on warholian.com, even took it upon himself to pronounce the work legit. More Banksy murals are being spotted throughout the city as well.

Though some discussion lingers over whether the pieces might have been done by a copycat, street art aficionados have been making pilgrimages to both sites.

"I came specifically out today," said Andrew excitedly. He drove into the city from Hayward just for this. "You never know when someone is going to take it down or paint over it. This is an amazing opportunity. It's awesome."

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Posted By: Mission Loc@l (Email) | April 23 2010 at 06:37 PM

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