These are 2 of 4 or 5 recent Banksy bombings in Los Angeles. The Mickey was only a few hundred feet away from my office on Sunset Blvd. The “crayola” one is on the side of the Westwood Urban Outfitters.
Many are speculating this is a planned hype for the Oscars. Banksy’s film “Exit Through The Gift Shop” is nominated for best documentary.
The academy has decided that Banksy will not be able to accept the award in a monkey mask and his producer Jaimie D’Cruz will accept the award on his behalf. They did mention that they have all the signed paper work from “the real Banksy” promising not to sell the statue.