Little known fact*. There is a street art war going on in London. Two prominent graffiti artists have literally been waging a battle of wit and (war)paint.
Banksy rose to fame as an anonymous artist who left heavy social commentary tagged on London’s walls. He lost a bit of his ‘street kid with talent’ when he was unmasked as being more of middle class geezer with time on his hands. King Robbo has been around since the 80s and has a hard core following of graffitists and street artists.
According to the Guardian, “the graffiti war was sparked before Christmas when an urban artist, thought to be Banksy, painted over a 25-year-old mural by King Robbo.” Robbo’s crew retaliated and before you could say pass the spray paint, it was handbags at dawn.
A lot of the ‘respray’ is funny, clever, naaasty. But mostly I just imagine little boys drawing over each other’s colouring in books. Although there is also something I like about the intransience of art.
Why the ramble? Just an excuse to post some more London photos.
see the orginal here…but I have to admit, I’m partial to the team Robbo answer…
Naassty 🙂 I like.
and then the other random ones. Please note the stormtrooper running the London Marathon…