Monday 14 November 2005 10.48pm
Walked past the brand new Wagamama
by Clink Street
this evening and was utterly distraught to see that they (or someone at least - maybe Southwark Council
?) have recently painted over the two Banksy pieces on the wall next to the new restaurant.
There were "Wet Paint" signs up on the wall, but it's not a question of them having repainted the wall totally, rather someone has just covered the paintings with light grey paint, on a dark grey wall.
It's not just the actual value of the work (probably worth a few thousand now Banksy's gone legit ?) but the fact that they so clearly failed to recognise the intrinsic value. I loved walking past the little girl with the balloon. Anyone know where I can find a couple of photos - I'm tempted to send them to Wagamama
's head office and point out to them exactly what they allowed to be destroyed ?
edited to say - must have happened a couple of weeks ago - see here:
Edited 1 times. Last edit at 14 November 2005 10.53pm by Siduhe.