So last week some Melbourne city council worker painted over a little Banksy stencil in Hossier Lane and it some how made the front page of the paper. The so called "story" was also covered in so many other newspapers around the world you'd think that something important had happened. It was in every news bulletin on TV that night and was discussed on the radio all day. Here are some examples.
AUSTRALIA - http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/04/28/2884476.htm
USA - http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/29/arts/design/29arts-ABANKSYRATIS_BRF.html
CANADA - http://www.cbc.ca/arts/artdesign/story/2010/04/28/melbourne-banksy-street-art.html
UK - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1269215/Melbourne-Council-orders-Banksy-street-art-painted-mistake.html?ito=feeds-newsxml
What a lot of hullabaloo. Anyway I went down there last night and, with the help of Dave and Adrian, I painted something slightly more Australian. (That is a Banksia flower for those who aren't up to scratch on their Australian flora)
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