Banksy has left the building…

Up until three weeks ago, this thought-provoking piece of art – Very Little Helps – decorated a wall on Essex Road. Arts students and tourists travelling from afar would gather around it, take pictures and exchange knowledgeable glances.

When it was put up in 2008, it was interpreted as showing Banksy’s support of a ban on plastic bags. In retrospect, something tells me this was more a criticism of Tesco than plastic bags…

Three weeks ago someone decided to unscrew the protective plastic membrane and deface the mural. I talked to the guy in the pharmacy, whose wall was graced with the stencil. He told me that the perpetrator left a message of warning/explanation in silver letters across the road, but I have been unable to find out what that message was.

Oh well, the legacy of Cap lives on…

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  1. Interesting! So, it’s happened before, but last time they didn’t remove the plastic cover. Have a look 19 seconds (exactly!) into this clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ac-YwktsUFI

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