BANKSY has urged shoplifters to target a high-end clothing store – claiming it used his work without his permission.
The mystery graffiti artist said Guess “helped himself” to his iconic Flower Thrower work in a window display.
Banksy said Guess “helped himself” to his iconic Flower Thrower work in a store window.[/caption]
The exhibition in London’s Regent Street also included mannequins in outfits from a “GUESS x Brandalized with Graffiti by Banksy” collection[/caption]
He wrote online: “Shoplifters beware.
“Please go to GUESS on Regent Street.
“They used my artwork without asking, how can it be wrong if you do the same with their clothes?”
The exhibition in Regent Street, West London also included mannequins in outfits from a GUESS x Brandalized with Graffiti by Banksy collection.
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Paul Marciano, chief creative officer at Guess, said in a press release that the clothing used “iconic motifs from Banksy’s graffiti.”
It said the pieces were a partnership with Brandalised, which licenses designs from graffiti artists to “offer fans affordable collectibles”.
Last night, Brandalized Banksy seemed to hit back by posting several quotes from the artist.
One read: “Ask for permission is like asking to keep a rock someone just threw at your head.”
Guess has not commented on the matter.
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