Tuesday, September 08, 2009

The Shiny Arses of Hackney Paint Over Banksy

banksy in hackney
I make no secret of the fact that I hate town councils. Harvey has a name for the people in town councils who make important decisions - shiny arses - as they sit at their desks and decide what is best for the towns they never get off their backsides to visit, hence they develop shiny arses on their suits.
Hackney council sent their workmen out to paint over Banksy's Royal Family on the Balcony. Tourists come from all over the world to see this or rather they did.
banksy in hackney
All the amazing detail of the balcony gone.
banksy in hackney
Makes this Banksy work ironic.
banksy manisfesto
Anyone who uses this for their manifesto is a hero in my eyes.


BwcaBrownie said...

I just read this on a NYC blog
(and now it's led me to your beautiful place).

The paint-out is criminal.
What hypocrites the council has.

Thanks for the steam-cleaner at the Lascaux caves.
I spent too long rambling through Banksys at Image search, and that one is new to me.
He's a visual Alan Bennett really.

I hope (from far away) for retaliation at the town hall.

Anonymous said...

Your husband is a wise man, I will be using his words for future reference to the council. Queenie

babelfish said...

This is madness, the piece could have fetched a lot of money.