Banksy's 'Livin the Dream' foreshadowed his piece de resistance at USC.
Banksy's 'Livin the Dream' foreshadowed his piece de resistance at USC.

Banksy Revealed as Man Caught on Camera Having Nude Sex Atop USC High-Rise

The true identity of British street artist Banksy, who graced L.A. with his work in the weeks leading up to the Academy Awards last month, has been a topic of debate, and no one, it seems, is 100 percent sure who he is.

Well, in an LA Weekly exclusive, we can tell you this much. We know what he looks like. From head to toe. And so do you, because he's been all over the news this week (we just didn't know it).

Banksy reached out to us to reveal that he's the purported USC student who had sex with a woman last weekend on the roof of Waite Phillips Hall. That's right ...

... Banksy himself sent us an email confirming that the sex session caught on camera was actually his last postcard to L.A. before heading back home.

Leave to such a high profile artist to out himself in such a revealing way. It's all or nothing for this guy.

He says he is in fact the lanky, muscular young porn star and that he actually only recently rushed the fraternity, Kappa Sigma, in winter, so that he could embed himself on campus and pull of the stunt.

That's dedication to art. He's calling the "installation" at USC "Angela's Crest."

We could almost detect the British accent in his writing:

T'was a bit of performance art, a literal f--- you to the people of L.A., particularly those who covered up or stole my work. Innit?

He referred to the woman in the photos as "a lass I knew from me South London days -- a real trooper for art."

Makes sense. Some of Banksy's work is sexually charged. The show atop USC's tallest building for all the world to see seemed a little orchestrated and took place during a campus gathering. And the photos are not totally revealing -- the faces of the man and woman are still hard to make out.

"T'was pure me, baby." Banksy said. "That's how I really gets down -- all dirty-in-public like."

After the Weekly informed a USC spokesman about the revelation, the university's executive co-assistant for vice presidential affairs, Juan F. April, gave us this statement:

"While we respect and in fact encourage the right of artists to ply their trade, this episode was a violation not only of good taste but of the community standards of our campus. We will be referring the matter to the Los Angeles Police Department for further investigation. Make no mistake, the fine leaders and students of USC are no fools," April said.

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