Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Banksy or Not? It Got Defaced Like One!
It has not even been confirmed whether the supposed Banksy 'Caution' piece on Washington Blvd. and Flower St. is indeed a Banksy, but it has already been defaced like one. Click the jump for more
This is Keith Toll, the Banksy Hunter, standing in front of the piece in question.
We still don't have pics yet, but we received an email saying that this piece has now been spattered with paint. As another person commented, What is wrong with people?!"
It is really sad. Why do people think that the next stage when a Banksy goes up is for it to be defaced?! It reminds us of the story of a bucket of crabs-every time one tries to reach the top, another one will grab its leg and pull it back down, so no one gets ahead.
On another note, we have heard the question posted whether the 'Caution' pictured on Banksy's site was buffed before ever being found? We don't know, but we have eyes and ears all over LA (Banksy Hunter Keith logged 300 miles yesterday!), and based on the uber-quick responses to the locations of the previous Banksy spots, we can only assume that there is a good likelihood that it might have already gotten buffed.