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The internet was atwitter today at the possibility of Banksy bringing his NYC outdoor ‘residency’ to Los Angeles. The speculation was furthered by a website that popped up,, and an instagram account featuring a particular Banksy work that was seen on the streets of LA a few years ago.

Turns out the site was registered by Julien’s Auctions, not Banksy, and is an attempt to hype the planned December auction of a work that Banksy stenciled in Los Angeles that was chiseled off the wall and will be sold to the highest bidder.