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SFGate writes today about British street artist Banksy and the campaign to save his well-known graffiti work in San Francisco.

The once-fringe artist has reached growing audiences in recent years after the release of “Exit Through the Gift Shop,” his Oscar-nominated documentary film. In October 2013, Banksy again gained mass attention with a month long residency in New York.

But in 2010, before he reached his current level of mainstream popularity, Banksy painted a series of works around San Francisco, hitting neighborhoods like the Mission and Chinatown. We’ve collected a number of images of Banksy’s San Francisco work in the slideshow above with help from KQED Arts.

To see the photos and read more, click here.

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