Look!: Banksy at a Valero Gas Station?!

Look!: Banksy at a Valero Gas Station?!

Beth Zeigler
Aug 15, 2008

081508banksy-04.jpgOn a routine trip to the gas station, our list usually includes one or more of the following; fuel, a diet coke, perhaps a copy of the LA Times and the occasional bag of gummy bears. But not once has our list included taking in some intellectual art at the local Valero gas station--until now.

We first noticed these two silhouettes on opposite walls of the Valero gas station a few months ago. We always meant to go inside and ask the manager on duty the details but for one reason or another, we never made the trek inside. Not until an afternoon of research did we learn the artist of the silhouettes--Banksy, a British graffiti artist. Already a huge fan of the silhouette form in the care of an artists hands, these two renderings of young girls puts a smile on our face. Each time we drive by this particular gas station, a bit of inspiration sets in. Hearing that Banksy has made his mark on other Los Angeles facades, we're ready to go exploring.

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