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Monday, 23 April 2007
Graffiti Killers

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This poster by Surrey Police makes an important point.  What if one’s child irresponsibily cleans up a work of graffiti from a public site?

An inquiry has been launched into who painted over a work by the self-styled guerrilla artist Banksy, which was spray painted on a wall near a London Tube station.

London Underground workmen have denied they were responsible for painting over the spray-painted mural of John Travolta and Samuel L Jackson which has become one of the artist’s most popular works.

The mural near Old Street station, depicting the Pulp Fiction actors holding bananas instead of guns, was blacked outto the bafflement of his fans. Transport for London confessed to having covered the mural in thick black paint last week, but after re-interviewing its anti-graffiti teams, it found they were not responsible. It said it suspected someone was “out-Banksying Banksy”, and now there is a suspicion that rival artists may have painted over the mural.

And yet it’s more likely that the anti-graffiti team have now realised they made a mistake painting over Banksy’s graffiti and don’t want to own up to it.  Just like kids: not wanting to own up to doing something naughty…

Posted by bigblue on 23/04/2007 at 10:24 PM
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