The world-famous street artist Banksy has accused Guess of “helping themselves” to his designs without his permission.

And the anonymous artist has urged shoplifters to visit his Regent Street store, which featured his 2007 mural “Flower Thrower,”

The post, which currently has over 1.6 million likes, read: “They’ve helped themselves to my artwork without asking; how can it be wrong for you to do the same to their clothes?”

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Guess closed the store to the public, placed security outside, and covered up the window display.

The clothing collection was created in collaboration with Brandalised, a graffiti licensing company that “offers Banksy fans affordable graffiti collectibles,” according to the fashion retailer’s website.

Speaking about the collection last month, Guess chief creative officer Paul Marciano said: “The graffiti of Banksy has had a phenomenal influence that resonates throughout popular culture.”

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“This new capsule collection with Brandalised is a way for fashion to show its gratitude.”

Source: Retail Gazette

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