What to do when one of your city’s celebrities is also part of a group of its arch-nemeses during an international event? That’s the decision London authorities are faced with as they try to wipe out graffiti near Olympic venues, graffiti that includes work by the world famous Banksy.
Do they dare to destroy art that could be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars to back up the tough talk that’s put his less famous compatriots behind bars or let citizens and visitors alike enjoy the irreverent attitude and artwork of an internationally-known artist?
Suffice it to say, we wouldn’t want to be in their shoes, but to Banksy, here’s a virtual pat on the back, because who doesn’t love a rebel?
Full story at The Atlantic Wire.
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