Vandalized vandalism - Banksy mural vandalized by Appropriate Media in Bristol, UK.
Image: Appropriate Media
The Times London (by way of Art Market Monitor) clues us in to a group calling themselves Appropriate Media, who have vandalized a protected Banksy mural located in Bristol and published the below anti-Banksy/street art mission statement on a their website:
“In the early hours of this morning, Banksy’s ‘Mild Mild West’ on Stokes Croft in Bristol (UK) was repainted by a member of Appropriate Media, presenting an alternative version of this ‘alternative Bristol landmark’.
Through this action, Appropriate Media asks ?What is the value of street art??. How much time and money will be spent to restore this urban ‘masterpiss’ by urban masterpisser, Banksy.
Come on, you only care about it cos its a Banksy and he sells his lazy polemics to Hollywood movie stars for big bucks.
Come on, you only care about it cos makes you feel edgy and urban to tour round the inner city in your 4×4, taking in the tired coffee table subversion that graffiti has become.
Graffiti artists are the copywriters for the capitalist created phenomenon of urban art.
Graffiti artists are the performing spray-can monkeys for gentrification.
We call for the appropriate and legitimate use of public and private property…We are taking matters into our own hands…We will not seek permission…We will retaliate”
Sounds like someone needs a hug and some attention, bunch of damn wankers.