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