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Come Back Banksy And The Art Of Words

by | 20th, April 2007

_42673521_no_banksy1.jpg “WE take a tough line on removing graffiti because it creates a general atmosphere of neglect and social decay which in turn encourages crime.”

So says the Transport for London spokesman, reacting to the news that his champions of clean walls have just painted over a Banksy original.

Banksy is the street artist whose works, as the Mail says, fetch five figures and more at sale.

His picture was of John Travolta and Samuel L Jackson in Pulp Fiction mode holding bananas in a menacing manner.

The image has been one of the few bright spots near Old Street station in central London, a dour, grimy and altogether unwashed spot that presses its filthy nose up against the neighbouring bright glass and neat steel lines of the City.

banksy.jpg Now Old Street is unappealing and devoid

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