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Banksy STRIKES Again -- Tags Up San Diego

2/25/2011 10:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Academy Award nominee and legendary street artist Banksy continued his Southern California graffiti spree last night ... this time, leaving his signature rat character on a taco shop in San Diego.

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As we previously reported, the mysterious artist -- whose documentary "Exit Through the Gift Shop" is up for Best Documentary -- had been tagging up various spots in L.A. over the past few weeks.


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31.

TIGER IS MONEY    

"Clever" is spot-on.
Any art work done by Banksy improves whatever it is that he's tagged. Banksy is not your typical graffiti artist who tags stupid ****e. He's a genuine artist and his works are worth a great deal and improve the value of any building or other spot he works on. Get your head out of your arse, people. Wikipedia and Google can be your friends! Use them before going off on something and someone you have no idea about.

1302 days ago
32.

snodgrass    

@clever

Yeah, I am pretty sure. It is defacing public property, everybody doesn't buy into the "stick it to the man" attitude. It is arrogant, just like Banksy not wanting to show up to receive an award without a costume to hide his identity. Or do you think the law doesn't apply to "artists" and their delusional followers? I have seen the same type of art all over Manhatten, Queens and Brooklyn so I don't find it so special.

So, save it, skip over my comment if ya don't like it, "buddy".

1302 days ago
33.

Pancho Pistolas    

this **** is not funny, it is racist and should be removed ASAP.

1302 days ago
34.

Mike Jordan    

this is on the Bull Taco restauraunt in Oceanside, CA on Pacific Coast Highway, my wife and I just drove by after recognizing the store from the pics. we took some pictures of it as well .

They have 2 locations and serve gourmet tacos including foie gras and duck.

I don't work for bull taco, but i drive by it almost every day.

1302 days ago
35.

Chris O    

Banksy would you please come up to the Midwest? We need some Banksy flavor out here... Your do***entary Rocked!

1302 days ago
36.

chhris dougherty    

Its the Quiver Boardroom and Bull taco shop in Oceanside, come check it out!!!

1302 days ago
37.

Dan    

They need to arrest this idiot and fine him for all the vandalism. Why are they praising this jackass? All we need is a bunch of idiots looking up to him tagging all over the city. This is an idiot looking for attention, and the media is giving it to him. Such stupidity

1302 days ago
38.

NoBreederRat    

I'm with everyone else on this.

If you got permission from the owner first, fine. Otherwise, do it on your own dollar on your own property then take it to a gallery. I wouldn't consider it an honor to have anyone deface my property.

I'd watch it though bro. You get into some gang territory and you're a dead man.

1302 days ago
39.

mac    

BORRRRIIINNNNGGG.
This is lame TMZ, get off this subject already.

1302 days ago
40.

icantbelieveitsnotbutter    

how is a picture of a rat (a poor depiction at that) art? This guy is an azzhat

1302 days ago
41.

bbettie    

bultaco makes delish duck confit tacos mm

pretty cool pic even if an imposter- that was was big and bluegrey and thats it. Much better now!

btw it is on coast hwy aka pch

1302 days ago
42.

CutTheCrap    

That is Bull Taco here in South Oceanside. I live two blocks from this little place. They had a nice black and blank wall just waiting for a "blaster."

1302 days ago
43.

jwblue    

Rats are disgusting.

Who wants to look at a drawing of a rat?

1302 days ago
44.

cbadmum    

This is really close to my house so I went over there to confirm it was Bull Taco in Oside and took some pics. The owner was there too surveying the "damage" If it were me, I'd leave it alone...it adds a lot to the building and to have a famous artists work adds to the hipness of is shop.

1302 days ago
45.

Brilly    

Which taco shop in San Diego...I mean seriously...I gotta find this place!

1302 days ago
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