Is Banksy Living LG?

12.22.09 Will Sherman


Despite his distaste for advertising, unless it’s promoting himself, Banksy stars in a new promotion for LG. The electronics giant appropriated the semi-elusive artist’s name and stenciled rat as part of a commercial series featuring fellow internet celebrity the “Dramatic Chipmunk.”

Previously seen by tens of millions of bored office workers, the suddenly startled rodent rehashes his famed role for LG’s “Live Borderless” campaign. In their version, the chipmunk, actually a prairie dog, claws through crotches to escape Japanese TV and embark on adventures tagging up Banksy’s name in Bristol, hitting Bahamas beaches, mowing Swiss crop circles and surveying the bursted bubble of Dubai, where this user-generated video contest is based. |C-Monster|