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Story Updates: Banksy Sells; Whimsic Alley Settles


Two stories that we recently covered have come full circle. Here are the quick updates:

Valero Banksy Sells at Auction

The Banksy mural from the former Valero on Beverly Boulevard and La Brea sold to an anonymous bidder at auction last week for $209,000.

Read more:

LA Times – Banksy Mural from L.A. Gas Station Sells for $209,000 at Auction

Back Story:

Larchmont Buzz – Street Art Auction Includes Banksy from Former Valero on La Brea 


Whimsic Alley ChristmasWhimsic Alley and Warner Bros Reach a Pre-Trial Settlement

Good news for a local business. The LA Times reports that Whimsic Alley and Warner Bros. have agreed to an undisclosed settlement – effectively dismissing the trial that was slated to begin in January.

Warner Bros. filed the law suit back in March of this year. The law suit alleged that Whimsic Alley was infringing on the studio’s Harry Potter trademarks.



LA Times – ‘Harry Potter’-Themed Whimsic Alley and Warner Bros. Settle Lawsuit (same link as in tweet above)


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