I would normally not quote the Daily Mirror, but these are exceptional circumstances: “Banksy wall art vandalised with giant penis in overnight spray paint attack”. The work in question is “Art Buff”, a picture of a elderly woman looking at an empty plinth. This is what the mural looked like before:
And this is what it looks like now:
Nice one Folkestone. I knew I could rely on you to paint a penis on @thereaIbanksy #banksy pic.twitter.com/g6aP4FxvAX
— Kyle (@wickedheadrush) October 13, 2014
This is as conceptually convoluted as a Borges novel; some kind of contemporary art world version of a dream within a dream: before the mural was vandalised, the building owner had added a sheet of protective plastic sheeting to protect the work (how they knew it was Banksy in the first place remains unclear).
Banksy is laughing has ass off and we all know it!
Hehe, I’m sure the “graffiti ain’t art, it’s vandalism!” camp are having a field day right now!