The world is full of douchebags.
In particular the douche pictured about holding an incredibly thin paintbrush when it would appear he defaced the banksy with an 'aerosol can' and a shitty handstyle.
Alex (pictured above) proudly being photographed as he paints his message of “Love Not Money” over hours of Banksy work. Alex drew in a crowd whilst defacing the famous work, one woman was said to have been on her knees pleading him to stop.
Douches indeed but they do get you thinking - especially with the similar Banksy related incident to occur on Melbourne's streets last year. What say you?
I am a Banksy fan, I think he is witty, but I still think what happened in Melbourne was hilarious. The whole point of Street Art is that it evolves with the street, if people respect it then it stays - isn't Keith Harrings's stencil from the 80's still up in Richmond? Putting perspex over such a thing is asking for it.
But painting over it and posing for cameras when you look like a failed version of Alex Turner is also asking for it. Where was Alex when he was painting the Segregation Wall in Palestine? Or putting his own works up in the Tate or the Met? All your homeboys is biters bitch.
Anyway there is an interesting article on Nerdbanite about the whole thing and I'd be interested to know what other people make of it all.