Art by Banksy | ‘PARKING’
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Art by Banksy

Art by Banksy | ‘PARKING’
In this downtown Los Angeles mural, a young girl swings from the word “PARK,” formerly written as “PARKING.” Just down the block from this area, a downtown resident group is looking to find a little more than $6 million to transform a parking lot into a community park with a playground.  (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
‘Kissing Coppers’
“Kissing Coppers,” a life-size portrait of two policemen sharing a kiss, is one of Banksy’s most famous artworks. The piece was created in 2004 on the walls of a pub in Brighton, England. It was then carved from the wall and sold to an anonymous buyer in Miami for $575,000 in 2014. (Joe Raedle / Getty Images)
‘I Remember When All This Was Trees’
An 8-foot, 1,500-pound section of cinderblock wall painted by Banksy was removed from an ancient Packard automobile manufacturing plant in Detroit and transported to a police station turned gallery in the same area. The piece’s removal sparked conversations about proper places for street art. (Romain Blanquart / Detroit Free Press)
This original painting first sold for $50 at a Manhattan thrift shop that benefits Housing Works, an organization that fights homelessness and AIDS. Banksy added a Nazi soldier to the landscape scene and Housing Works then sold the new work for $615,000 in an online auction. (Associated Press)
‘Very Little Helps’
A visitor to Paris’ Drouot auction house looks at Banksy’s “Very Little Helps” prior to an October auction. The piece sold for about $7,200. (Thiabult Camus / Associated Press)
‘Man with Flowers’
After a daylong hiatus “due to police activity,” Banksy stenciled an image of a man leaning on a wall, holding a batch of falling flowers. The creation went up on the side of the Hustler Club in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan.  (John Moore / Getty Images)
‘Ghetto 4 Life’
Banksy’s “Ghetto 4 Life” popped up in south Bronx. It pleased some, and ticked off others, particularly Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. He said, “We are not “Ghetto 4 Life,” we are a vibrant borough of diverse communities. We are a place where people are living the American Dream.” (
‘Better LA Than NYC’
The words “Better LA Than NYC” went up on what looks like Banksy’s “Flower Girl.” It’s been confirmed that the artist is not headed west. (
‘Occupy Movement’
This pop-up exhibition depicting the Occupy movement was a collaboration between Banksy and Brazilian twin street artists Os Gemeos. A Fox news report claimed Banksy paid $50,000 to hang his work from this property in New York, but Banksy said the space was donated by the owner.  (Michael Loccisano / Getty Images)
‘Sitting on a Bridge’
As part of Banksy’s monthlong residency in New York, Banksy found clever use of a privately owned Brooklyn street scape. The artist drew the silhouettes of two kimono-clad women on a circular-like object, as if the pair were sitting on a bridge carrying parasols near a cherry blossom tree. (Justin Lane / EPA)
‘Twin Towers’
Banksy created a mini-tribute to the Twin Towers on the streets of Tribeca. The image portrays two buildings against the New York skyline, one accented with an orange chrysanthemum.
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‘Sirens of the Lambs’
Trying art in motion, Banksy conceived a slaughterhouse delivery truck replete with squealing stuffed animals. The farmyard pigs and sheeps are on their way to death. (Andrew Gombert / EPA )
‘Crazy Horses...’
Seen through a fence in New York City, Banksy’s trio of stampeding horses wear night-vision goggles while a group of men kneel before them. A tape recording of a 2007 U.S. airstrike plays in the background, revealing the killing of two children and a Reuters journalist.  (Andrew Burton / Getty Images)
‘Concrete Confessional’
Located across the street from the First Ukrainian Assembly of God, this piece is based on a 1950s image by photographer Berni Schoenfield, depicting a Jesuit priest at a Martyr’s Shrine. A portion of the original piece has been defaced by vandals.  (Jason Szenes / EPA )
‘What We Do in Life...’
In this aerosol artwork spotted in Queens, New York, a man begins to scrub away the phrase “What we do in life echoes in Eternity” -- a quote picked up from the film “Gladiator.” (Jason Szenes / EPA)
‘You Complete Me...’
Stenciled on the streets of New York, a dog is seen urinating on a fire hydrant, with a thought bubble reading “You Complete Me...”  (Spencer Platt / Getty Images)
‘Bandaged balloon’
In the the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, a heart-shaped helium balloon is covered in bandages. The piece was defaced with red spray paint shortly after being completed. Banksy has painted a famous heart-shaped balloon before in his 2012 London piece “Girl With a Balloon.” (Andrew Burton / Getty Images)
‘Playground Mob, the Musical’
In this New York Lower East Side piece, Banksy added the words “The Musical” to existing graffiti that read “Playground Mob.”  (Andrew Burton / Getty Images)
‘This Is My New York Accent’
Banksy wrote the words “This is my New York accent” beneath a highly stylized "...normally I write like this.” Like several other pieces, this one was later vandalized by graffiti.  (Spencer Platt / Getty Images)
‘Slave Labour’
Dubbed “Slave Labour,” this piece depicts a young boy stiching Union Jack flags. The clear board was placed to protect the art from vandals. Ultimately, the artwork sold at a private auction for $1.1 million, despite protests from residents and the art community. (AFP Getty Images)
‘Love Is in the Air’
Banksy’s graffiti mural “Love Is in the Air” illustrates a black and white masked protester about to throw a bouquet of colorful flowers. The piece was up for auction at Bonhams in London. (Justin Tallis / AFP / Getty Images)
‘Flower Girl’
“Flower Girl” is a 9-by-8 foot mural on brick, originally located at an LA gas station. The owner of that gas station cut out that section of the wall and brought it to an auction. The mural depicts a girl holding a basket of flowers as a security camera blossoms on top of its stem.  ( Robyn Beck / AFP / Getty Images )
‘The Mild Mild West’
Seen in Bristol, England, this large piece portrays three police men approaching a teddy bear with a lit cocktail in his hand. For about nine years, the piece remained untouched but was then defaced with red paint.  (Matt Cardy / Getty Images)
‘The Filmmaker’
At the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, Banksy premiered his film “Exit Through the Gift Shop,” about a man who desperately wanted to create a documentary on Banksy. During the fest in Park City, Utah, Banksy created an image of a filmmaker zooming in on a pink flower. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)