Banksy vs GUESS. London, 18 November 2022

Fashion retailer GUESS was forced to shut their Regent Street outlet on 18 November, a few hours after Banksy posted the following message on Instagram: “They’ve helped themselves to my artwork without asking, how can it be wrong for you to do the same to their clothes?”

In November 2022, Guess announced their collaboration with Brandalised, a company specialized in selling licenses for popular images to international retailers. This wretched use of Banksy’s art is possible thanks to an unfavorable ruling at the EUIPO – European Union Intellectual Property Office – in May 2021.

Photos: @banksy and http://www.guess.com