Protected Banksy (vs Warhol)

They just had to didn’t they: Warhol vs Banksy.

Which reminds me. I’ve been meaning to have a bit of a letoff about this…

protected banksy

It’s a bit of Banksy stencil art on a wall in Brighton (on the side of the Prince Albert pub on Trafalger St if you care), but it’s been protected with a layer of bullet-proof perspex. Maybe I’m being a bit of a tit, but if you’re making a statement by using ‘da streetz’ as your canvas then it’s a bit fucked up to be having some kind of VIP treatment, isn’t it? I know Banksy didn’t request his ‘art’ be encased in this way…

Oh bollocks, by talking about it I’m helping to make it important. I’ll shut up.

5 thoughts on “Protected Banksy (vs Warhol)”

  1. Actually they put perspex over it because it was deliberately vandalised by some homophobes about six months ago (they obliterated it by spraying black paint over it.

    The protection is valid in my view, not because it is a Banksy, but because the artwork has been targeted by the narrow minded.

    I think Trafalgar Street would be a poorer place without this artwork (whoever it is by) and I think the perspex is an inspired way of protecting this act of freedom of speech.

    Christian

  2. Actually they put perspex over it because it was deliberately vandalised by some homophobes about six months ago (they obliterated it by spraying black paint over it.

    The protection is valid in my view, not because it is a Banksy, but because the artwork has been targeted by the narrow minded.

    I think Trafalgar Street would be a poorer place without this artwork (whoever it is by) and I think the perspex is an inspired way of protecting this act of freedom of speech.

    Christian

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