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First Photos of Elusive Graffiti Artist Banksy?

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

It is one of the great mysteries of the art and pop culture world: Who is Bansky? The British graffiti artist has never been photographed, until now, possibly.

A man believed to be Banksy was caught working on a piece of art in Santa Monica, California that is believed to have been done by him.

Is that you? Banksy didn't show up at the Oscars, where his documentary was nominated for an award, but a man thought to be him was spotted in Santa Monica today

Wearing a pulled-down green cap, the man climbed a ladder to the top of the old container on the side of a highway in Santa Monica on which was written, "This Looks A Bit Like An Elephant."

Joker: Banksy is thought to be the man behind this piece of modern art which compares an old container to an elephant

Banksy is known to return to his works and photograph them; this man had a camera with him.

Banksy's film "Exit Through The Gift Shop" was nominated for best documentary at the Oscars (it lost). Leading up to the ceremony, several of his works had popped up all over Los Angeles.
 
 Dedicated: The Bristol-based keeps his identity a tight secret but his artworks have been springing up across LA in the run up to the Oscars