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In pictures: Banksy in LA

Banksy artwork

Britain's famed guerrilla artist Banksy has launched a three-day exhibition in an industrial warehouse in Los Angeles, called Barely Legal.

Commentator Jason Bentley

"I just love his approach and his style and his wit," said Jason Bentley, a commentator on US public radio.

Elephant painted for exhibition

The exhibition's centrepiece is a live elephant, painted to look like pink floral wallpaper - a reference, it is believed, to weighty problems such as poverty.

Old women knitting punk slogans

Those attending the event were only given the address two hours beforehand, in true Banksy style.

Paris Hilton doctored artwork

Banksy uses the show to take a sideswipe at heiress Paris Hilton, who recently started a singing career. He has replaced hundreds of her UK CDs with doctored versions.

Pink elephant in mocked-up living room

The 37-year-old Indian elephant has been made to stand in a makeshift living room, to blend in to its surroundings.

Warehouse interior with elephant

The exhibition also features footage of Banksy's most recent escapade - placing a life-size replica of a Guantanamo Bay detainee in a theme park ride at Disneyland.




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