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'Banksy-Locations' App Makes The Street Art Hunt Too Easy (PICTURES)

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Whether they're torn down or washed out or simply scrubbed over, the politically charged street art by graffiti activist Banksy can be difficult to find. It seems that one minute a piece is there and the next, it's not. The solution? How about an iPhone app that directly leads you to his infamous works?

'Banksy-Locations,' available for $1.99 on iTunes by Simon Hassett, does just that. Pinpointing the user's location, the app creates a map of pieces in your neighborhood, with a deep focus on London, including a photo, historical description and even walking directions. If you're just looking for a little eye candy you can search a gallery of works or flip through a handful of videos, from an homage on The Simpsons to a how-to for the app.

While the app is by no means a comprehensive guide to all things Banksy, it's a great start for those looking for some background on the artist, who hit the mainstream with last year's documentary, Exit Through The Gift Shop. And at under $2 to download, it's the best personal tour you'll find, but does a guided map take the fun out of the art hunt?


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