Tuesday, May 13, 2008
A couple of weeks ago, cleaners painted over this Banksy mural worth an estimated £300,000.
It’s not the first time, either. It made a good story, but it also raised the question of how an ordinary person can tell the difference between commissioned art and talented vandalism. Some of the amateur artists are so good, they turn an urban landscape into a delight. But the best pieces are liable to be covered over, either by wall cleaners or by other graffiti artists. Lucky for us, they are often photographed first. Amazing graffiti, after the jump.