Lance Armstrong Graffiti Pops Up On Melrose; Is It Banksy's Work?

Lance Armstrong Graffiti Pops Up On Melrose; Is It Banksy's Work?
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Updated at the bottom: We figured out who the artist is. First posted at 6:09 a.m.

Leave it to Los Angeles, the street-art capital of the nation if not the world, to come up with graffiti satire in the wake of cyclist Lance Armstrong's doping admission.

This Banksy-esque take on the controversy, and other versions like it, have popped up around Melrose Avenue.

London's JalouseClub says it is the work of the world-famous street artist. But ...

... Banksy's "management" tells the Huffington Post UK that it's not his work.

Lance Armstrong Graffiti Pops Up On Melrose; Is It Banksy's Work?
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The stencil-based art depicts Armstrong in his telltale yellow jersey riding with an IV bag ostensibly pumping dope into the athlete.

The IV line could also double for a rat-like tail as the rider chases cheese.

[Update at 11:01 a.m.]: A tip came in pointing to Plastic Jesus as the artist. Indeed, the artist's Lost Angeles Street Art website counts the Lance Armstrong piece among its conquests.

[@dennisjromero / djromero@laweekly.com / @LAWeeklyNews]


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