Monday, 6 April 2009

Banksy's Mild Mild West defaced by anti-gentrification group

I love this. Anti-gentrification group Appropriate Media defaced Banksy's 'Mild Mild West' mural in Bristol. The genius double negative of using graffiti on graffiti to protest gentrification. Fucking amazing. It totally works too.
"I'm confused at the message from whoever did it"
said Oli Wells, who is the director of Coexist, the company refurbishing the area
"It's been cleaned by the community who sit outside and enjoy the artwork - street drinkers and local businesses working together so it seems to indicate the local community like having the Banksy there,"
Oli seems to understand it better than he's leading on. Appropriate Media say
"Graffiti artists are the performing spray-can monkeys for gentrification."
Word to mother.


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