It would appear that with 'Exit Through the Gift Shop' up for an Oscar graffiti artist Banksy is in Los Angeles. Three new pieces have sprung up overnight fuelling rumours about what might happen on the night of the Oscars.

The pieces include: 'Pissing Dog' shows an English Bulldog urinating an enormous line of yellow paint on a building in Beverly Hills. 'Livin The Dream' which has already been taken down but was on the Sunset Strip. 'Crayola Shooter' which pictures a child soldier with a chain-fed machine-gun full of crayons, and is in an alley in the Westwood section of Los Angeles, near the UCLA campus.