Artist Banksy calls on people to shoplift at Guess store

Artist Banksy calls on people to shoplift at Guess clothing store

Nov 23, 2022 by Moneywatch -

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  • MoneyWatch Updated on: November 23, 2022 / 10:08 AM / MoneyWatch Banksy artwork appears in Ukraine Banksy artwork appears in Ukraine 00:15 U.K.-based street and performance artist Banksy is accusing clothing maker Guess of stealing his work and is calling on people to shoplift from the retailer's store on Regent Street in London.
  • They've helped themselves to my artwork without asking, how can it be wrong for you to do the same to their clothes?" Banksy, whose identity is anonymous, claims the American clothing brand released a capsule collection of clothing featuring his designs, including his "Flower Thrower" motif, without his permission.
  • Guess clothing released a collection featuring iconic motifs on men's, women's and children's pieces by the anonymous street artist Banksy.
  • It's unclear if Guess and Brandalised are authorized to sell apparel featuring Banksy's designs, but both companies' silence suggests they may not have a deal with the artist to license his work, according to William Miles, a U.K.-based copyright and trademark lawyer.

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