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Pink and decrepit

You won’t see much Banksy work around London these days, but a few that remain have been covered with perspex for protection; you’ll find a classic example of a police man and poodle at Cargo on Rivington Street.

Rather more unusual is a 3D piece at the Truman Brewery on Brick Lane.  Showing its age, is a pink Triumph GT6 sitting atop a shipping crate under a perspex box.  The car was there before Banksy, but he painted it and added a skeleton driver.  Sadly, vandals apparently took a dislike to the ghostly character, defacing the work and smashing the window.  The window is now covered with chipboard and the car has its protective box.

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Banksy’s car,  Brick lane,  London,  July 2017


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Copyright Debbie Smyth, 22 July 2017

Posted as part of My Sunday Photo

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    • I agree. Street art is in that strange position of temporary art / experiment / political testament / …. that will undoubtedly be added to or covered. But sometimes the amendments are just vandalism

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