Banksy Will Cover Your Cost To See "Art In The Streets" On Mondays

by Alex Gilman · June 10, 2011

    So you've been meaning to make it over to MOCA to see the comprehensive street art exhibition. "Art In The Streets," but once again, you blew your weekly "cultural activities" budget on Jagermeister. Don't worry, we're not here to lecture you, but rather to tell you that Banksy himself has your back: for the rest of the summer, as long as you can make it on a Monday, admission is on him. Yes, Banksy will be sponsoring Free Mondays at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA every Monday from June 13 until August 8, between 11am and 5pm, so that you can get a firsthand look at "Art In The Streets." As the world's most famous anonymous artist puts it on MOCA's blogsite:

    "I don't think you should have to pay to look at graffiti. You should only pay if you want to get rid of it."

    Or if you have work on Mondays, I guess. Still, it's an incredibly generous donation from an artist that could probably be much, much, much more personally wealthy if he didn't stay anonymous in order to keep the integrity of his artwork (well, and to avoid being thrown in jail). Whether you're a longtime fan of Banksy's subversive, darkly hilarious art or a relative newcomer, it's definitely worth your time to take him up on this offer.

    [Go HERE for more on Banksy and his activity around L.A.!]

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