thedailywhat:

This Is All Kinds of Wrong of the Day: Banksy’s famous Parachuting Rat, located on a wall in the Melbourne, Australia suburb of Prahran, has been destroyed by builders doing drilling work for a café.
Local business owners were upset by the needless demolition of the piece by workers who apparently didn’t realize what they were destroying. The wall did contain other graffiti, but area taggers had avoided painting over the Banksy.
“Had it been 20cm higher or 20cm to the side this would never have happened,” neighboring business owner Jacqui Vidal told the Stonnington Leader, “This should have been avoided. It’s not a big piece, but it is one of the few remaining Banksys in Melbourne.”
The Rat was destroyed once before by cleaners who painted over it during a 2010 anti-graffiti campaign, but was later restored.
There is some good news, though: a possible new Banksy piece — showing an Asian boy hunched over a sewing machine and a Union flag — has appeared on the wall of a Poundland shop in London. It has yet to be confirmed as authentic on the artist’s website.
[heraldsun.]

Oh my god, so fucking what?

thedailywhat:

This Is All Kinds of Wrong of the Day: Banksy’s famous Parachuting Rat, located on a wall in the Melbourne, Australia suburb of Prahran, has been destroyed by builders doing drilling work for a café.

Local business owners were upset by the needless demolition of the piece by workers who apparently didn’t realize what they were destroying. The wall did contain other graffiti, but area taggers had avoided painting over the Banksy.

“Had it been 20cm higher or 20cm to the side this would never have happened,” neighboring business owner Jacqui Vidal told the Stonnington Leader, “This should have been avoided. It’s not a big piece, but it is one of the few remaining Banksys in Melbourne.”

The Rat was destroyed once before by cleaners who painted over it during a 2010 anti-graffiti campaign, but was later restored.

There is some good news, though: a possible new Banksy piece — showing an Asian boy hunched over a sewing machine and a Union flag — has appeared on the wall of a Poundland shop in London. It has yet to be confirmed as authentic on the artist’s website.

[heraldsun.]

Oh my god, so fucking what?

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    HOW dare they >:0
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  14. ccaron reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    I think this post Is All Kinds of Wrong… Yes, I know it’s Banksy. And sure, it sucks that it could have been easily...
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  16. bringerofplenty reblogged this from axon-axoff and added:
    Lol I agree
  17. axon-axoff reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    This is not “all kinds of wrong.” Graffiti artists choose to interact with ever-changing environments and tend to revel...
  18. djackmanson reblogged this from tronbonjovi and added:
    Oh thank fuck someone agrees with me on this. As if there aren’t a hundred street artists in Melbourne just as talented...
  19. libranheart reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    douches via Stumblr
  20. tronbonjovi reblogged this from ohmostdefiantly and added:
    oh who cares? its street art. that’s what happens. its not supposed to be there forever. i doubt banksy cares.
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  22. goodnamesweretaken reblogged this from baruchsbalthamos and added:
    Agreed. A big “so what?” went through my head when I read this. He can go do another over-hyped piece of graffiti...
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    I will admit, my jaw dropped when I read this - Banksy’s art is about the only graffiti that I approve of (that and...
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    ^To the idiot above: Bansky is an amazing artist. Look up some his other work. I would recommend watching the...
  30. infernallegacy said: it’s street art, it doesn’t last forever.
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