Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Clean up crew paint over Banksy

Today a work crew who were cleaning up with great town painted over a Banksy, the above article can be read on ABC. Do any street artists expect there art to stay up forever, part of the beauty of street art is that these walls are always changing and aren't sacred.


  1. You know, honestly, this is something I've thought a lot about lately. I haven't spent much time in Melbourne (literally only a weekend) but the impression I got was that there was street art/graffitti just about everywhere. It seems inevitable that it will be painted over, by either 'clean up' committees or other street artists. I sort of wonder why street artists create in this fashion. Even those who have transitioned into galleries, where their work becomes more permanent and indeed saleable seem to still go back to street art in the context of the street. It intrigues me greatly...

  2. Couldn't agree more John. I also dig the painted over walls as much as the graffiti ones.