His film Exit Through The Gift Shop was nominated for best documentary at the Oscars.
But while those hoping to see Banksy at last night’s ceremony would have been left disappointed, drivers in California today caught a glimpse of a man believed to be the reclusive graffiti artist.
Exactly who the man is remains a secret – but the evidence suggests that these photos taken in Santa Monica are of him.
Wearing a pulled-down green cap, a brown T-shirt and grey Adidas tracksuit bottoms, ‘Banksy’ scrambled to the top of the old container at the side of a busy highway, on which he had sprayed, ‘This Looks A Bit Like An Elephant’.
Banksy is known to go back to photograph his art, as revealed in his book Wall And Piece – and the man here was carrying a camera.
The British artist has been prolific in the last few weeks, with artwork attributed to him springing up all over LA.