Does it Look Like Banksy Was in Town?

Spotted on 19th, between Valencia and Lexington.

Spotted on 19th, between Valencia and Lexington.

 

I am not a graffiti nor Banksy expert for those purists out there. I spotted this on 19th Street, between Valencia and Lexington. The graffiti depicts a black and white ICE agent chasing a colored Speedy Gonzalez. Interesting that the description makes the subjects stand out by the color they are depicted in.

A known Banksy in the Mission, outside the Sycamore bar on Mission Street, close to 17th Street.

A known Banksy in the Mission, outside the Sycamore bar on Mission Street, close to 17th Street.

Banksy has been known to visit San Francisco, and has plastered works of art on the streets of the Mission District. I remember having seen a Native American graffiti on the wall outside the Sycamore, on Mission Street. Valencia Street has also been used as a canvas.

This from SFGate:

Immigration activists have sharply criticized President Obama for a rising volume of deportations, labeling him the “deporter in chief” and staging large protests that have harmed his standing with some Latinos, a key group of voters forDemocrats.

But the portrait of a steadily increasing number of deportations rests on statistics that conceal almost as much as they disclose. A closer examination of immigration data shows that immigrants living illegally in most of the continental U.S. are less likely to be deported than before Obama came to office. READ MORE HERE.

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2 Comments

  1. John

    Oddly enough I was in that area earlier today. I noticed a number of abatement notices from the city about graffiti on buildings, telling the owner to fix it. There was one on La Rondalla, for instance.

    But as far as I could see, there were no citations on private homes – only on restaurants and businesses. Even though there were residential buildings with tags. I wonder if this is a conscious policy by the city.

    I don’t like the way that the city externalizes the cost of fixing this onto innocent parties, just because it is easier for them than catching the perps. But no surprise either.

    • Kim

      I see notices on homes and apartment buildings all the time. It is possible homeowners remove them before actually cleaning up the graffiti.

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