|The alleged Banksy mural, located in a Tequesta, Florida, strip mall.|
The small city (population 5,629) is a retirement haven in northern Palm Beach County. Last week, a New Times reader noticed this mural artwork on the wall of a vacant space inside the Village Square strip mall off of U.S. 1 and Coconut Road.
The alleged Banksy work depicts a ruby-slipperless, black-and-white Dorothy from the 1939 MGM film The Wizard of Oz, along with her terrier Toto, and she's carrying a picket sign that reads, "MGM STUDIOS HAVE COPYRIGHT AUTHORITY OVER MY SLIPPERS FOR 120 YEARS." According to a 2008 article in Forbes, the ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in the film are now among the most treasured and valuable film memorabilia in movie history.