On November 18, Banksy was fed up. He had just been alerted to yet another third party profiting from his name and decided that enough was enough, so he put out the call to steal from GUESS.

It was looking like 2022 would be the year that the anonymous artist simply avoided posting anything on social media, until a trio of posts were uploaded to Banksy’s Instagram page in mid-November. The first two were focused on a recent trip Banksy took to Ukraine, still combatting Russia’s invasion. The third was a call for shoplifters to head to GUESS’ flagship store on London’s Regent Street.


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