Jac wrote:Gwynaethva wrote:Zoe wrote:Couldn't he cover it with that see through plastic stuff instead.
That's a great idea. It seems bizarre that in order to 'protect' the it they're covering it over and basically removing it's entire purpose.
Bizarre..... not at all. He's not protecting for us, he protecting it for himself, the wall was just going to be demolished it's worth a lot more now, than the salvage price of a few bricks. He will be laughing all the way to the bank.
Julia7239 wrote:what are they going to build if they are demolishing the building - anyone know>?
Quote:The owner posted this on the Urban Art Forum.
I just want to add to this thread, as I own the building on Grange Road.
Firstly, let me start by saying that I have the greatest respect for Banksy, being an artist myself and feel a huge sense of responsibility that he has chosen my wall.
In order to preserve his work, I had to act quickly to save it from ruin and from the local authority removing it, as they have done in the past.
I am motivated to protect it so that both this and future generations are able to enjoy it in the same form as it was created. We need people like Banksy to have freedom of expression through art.
To that end, we will endeavour to facilitate making it available to the public as soon as possible without the threat of further ruin or removal. I am in the fortunate position to be able to offer this to the public in my upcoming art gallery, which is due to be built on the site, and we will do our utmost to safeguard it until then.
In our view, the best way to honour Banksy will be by preserving his work in the original form, so that future generations can enjoy it as much as we can now.
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me on:
Zoe wrote:What do people think about having an art gallery there?
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