Wheat pastes of a little girl have been showing up all over Los Angeles. The pieces feature a layered image of the girl turned as if she is writing on the wall 'You're Never Too Young to Dream Big'. They caused quite an uproar yesterday when many people mistakenly thought that these were Banksy pieces. The little girl images even got picked up by #banksyart on Twitter who listed it on their account. The site claims to be run by 'Banksy Management Staff', but perhaps 'banksyart' needs new management, as this girl in Los Angeles is clearly not a Banksy.
There are numerous reasons why this is not a Banksy--this is a wheat paste and Banksy doesn't paste, it uses many more layers than Banksy puts into his street stencils, the location on an electrical box is not somewhere Banksy would put it, and Banksy does not repeat images while this has shown up at multiple locations.
The first time that we saw this piece was last winter as Mr. Brainwash was preparing for his 'Art Show 2011'. Because the aesthetic resembles MBW quite closely, we thought it was MBW's at the time. But this piece is not from MBW, either. These pieces are being put up by a Los Angeles street artist. Not sure what the artist's name is?
Even though these are not Banksy, it is clear that people are responding to and really enjoying the image. Stay up~
***Big thanks to Shaun for sending over the pics with the story and digging to the bottom of the mystery piece***