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Tokyo Police Believe Banksy Visited City and Left ‘Umbrella Rat’ Graffiti

Tokyo officials believe that anonymous controversial British artist Banksy paid a visit to the city after a graffiti resembling his style of work was spotted at a monorail station in Japan.

The work in question, which was posted online by the Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, is the famous “Umbrella Rat” painting which shows a rat holding an umbrella in one hand and a suitcase in the other.

Banksy Tackles the Syrian Migrant Crisis in One Powerful Image

Banksy, the iconic activist graffiti artist, unveiled his own take on the Syrian migrant crisis with the image of one of the most iconic men in history.

The child who would grow up to become Steve Jobs was born out of wedlock to Joanne Carole Schieble and Abdulfattah Jandali on February 24, 1955. Schieble met Jandali when he was studying in America. The two went to Syria where Schieble became pregnant and soon after left to San Francisco where she would give birth to the baby and put it up for adoption.

Banksy Unveils His Nightmarish Theme-Park Project Dismaland

Yesterday, street artist Banksy unveiled his newest project: Dismaland, a 2.5-acre theme park that he described as an “art show for the 99 percent who would rather not be at an art show.”

Dismaland includes the works of Banksy along with 50 other artists, including Damien Hirst, Jenny Holzer and Jimmy Cauty. The nightmarish project was kept secret until yesterday when the new “bemusement” park was revealed as being in the abandoned Tropicana swimming resort of Weston-super-Mare in the United Kingdom.

Man Draws Penises Around Dangerous Pot Holes, City Fills Them Immediately

A mystery artist determined to rid his Manchester, England, neighborhood of potholes is doing the unconventional to get results. He’s highlighting potholes by drawing penises around them, and, so far, he’s actually gotten some results.

The pothole “designer,” who calls himself “Wanksy” as a nod to world-famous street artist Banksy, uses cans of washable spray paint to draw penises around potholes. Within 48 hours of drawing around potholes in the Ramsbottom area of the city, they have been filled seemingly overnight. Explaining why he chose to paint “giant comedy phallus[es],” Wanksy told the Manchester Evening News: