Two Banksy artworks in New Orleans – The Grey Ghost, left, and Umbrella Woman, proper have been vandalized by a fan of a rival road artist named King Robbo
Two well-known Banksy artworks have been destroyed by followers of a rival road artist named King Robbo. One of many two New Orleans-based works, named The Grey Ghost, was daubed with ‘Crew Robbo’ after a chunk of protecting plexiglass was partially eliminated.
One other portray, known as Umbrella Woman, endured even worse injury after being daubed with the identical shade of crimson paint. It had additionally been positioned behind a protecting protecting which was broken to inflict the vandalism. Each assaults are believed to have been carried out round Christmas Day.
Native artwork lover Julie Posner, who found the broken Grey Ghost, mentioned: ‘I couldn’t imagine that somebody had intentionally minimize by way of plexiglass, into the cement, after which painted crimson to deface the Banksy. Couldn’t imagine it!
‘There are individuals utilizing the phrase ‘Crew Robbo’ and intentionally going round defacing Banksy artistic endeavors!
Umbrella Woman is pictured earlier than the art work was broken
‘I wish to go to the police and cost him with no matter we will, so far as vandalism, and have him must pay for the price of the repairs.’
And store proprietor Jamal Ayyad, whose enterprise sits subsequent to Umbrella Woman, fears injury to that art work might additionally destroy his enterprise.
He instructed WGNO: ‘That is so dangerous, I don’t know who did this and why but it surely’s ridiculous.’
Banksy – an nameless British road artist who’s rumored to be musician Robert Del Naja – traveled to the Large Simple to color each artworks in 2008.
They have been beforehand broken after King Robbo, a New Orleans-based road artist, died in 2014, and subsequently repaired.
Umbrella Woman has now been covered-up forward of additional repairs, with The Grey Ghost additionally set to be restored.
Police are investigating the injury, and have appealed for anybody with info to return ahead.
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