Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Banksy | ‘IKEA Punk’ Defaced During Vote

A Banksy piece which we reported on earlier (here) has been defaced while a public vote was taking place calling for its preservation. While more than 93% of the 250 voters urged the Sutton council to keep the Banksy piece, the Beddington Farm Road mural was ironically tagged over by the same mindless graffiti that the Banksy image depicted to be criticizing.

Works of Banksy have often been regarded as beneficial to the local community, attracting art-savvy tourists that help boost the local economy. Though it’s not the first time Banksy’s been painted over, it’s always sad to see a great work of art end up this way.

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