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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.


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


Copyright Debbie Smyth, 22 July 2017

Posted as part of My Sunday Photo

12 replies »

    • 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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