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Banksy's Hollywood Graffiti Bomb -- RIPPED DOWN

2/16/2011 9:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

A billboard company just ripped down a Sunset Blvd. sign that had been tagged by Academy Award nominee Banksy -- just a few short days after the legendary graffiti artist touched it up in the first place.

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The Mickey Mouse inspired artwork -- which mysteriously appeared a few days ago -- was just taken down ... but no one at the scene will tell us why.

021611_banksy_fightWe're told employees at the gas station directly below the billboard offered to pay $10,000 for the artwork -- but the billboard company refused.

UPDATE: A physical altercation just broke out over the sign -- cops have responded to the scene.

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groove68    

Do***entary about trainbombing in Berlin

unlike u

http://www.realeyz.tv/en/henrik-regel-bjorn-birg-unlike-utrainwriting-in-berlin_cont4478.html

1282 days ago
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JM in San Diego CA    

There no such thing as a "graffiti artist" because there's no such thing as "graffiti art."

"Art" is something you pay to get.
"Graffiti" is something you pay to rid of.

1278 days ago
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