Photo © Banksy

Another day, another stencil. Fresh and already damaged.
One of the questions that people seem to be asking about these works is how long they are going to last, given the considerable amount of Banksy street pieces that people have sold or are trying to sell. Apparently the works won’t last long. So the question is, is Banksy damaging his own work or is this the work of another kind of “vandals”? Herbert Baglione does, why not Banksy? I mean, it could be possible, we know that his stencils have been stolen before, pieces literally ripped off the wall so why not just damaging them as a way to preserve them? What do you think?
Location: 24th street & 6th avenue, NY.

banksy after

Photo © Travis Tefft


Author: Fran

Founder and editor of Urbanite. Street Art lover who after the finishing her MA thesis on the muralist movement in the 1920-50s, developed a fascination for street art and graffiti that eventually led to collaborations with different art blogs, including the creation of this one.

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  1. cozmicflight

    The Damage concept doesn’t aplly when u go to the streets, the time, the over-paintting and the stealing all make part of the works life… I don’t think Banksy is worried about the life span of the pieces, any action after the conclusion is provoked by the piece itself making it always a kind of homage to it…