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Banksy Shop in Croydon

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-49895129

Are you a Banksy fan? I used to have one of his pieces opposite where I lived, and then the council painted over the ‘graffiti‘ lol

And then there was the time 2 commercial bins with Banksy pieces on them were confiscated by the same council...which got stolen at the council depot the night after

hspexy
5 months ago
What do you think of this?
ACR
ACR5 months ago

I like his work and I've seen quite a lot of it around London. Although, I'm not such a big fan of Croydon, so I probably won't be visiting the shop. Especially if you're just going to be standing outside in the rain.

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
5 months ago

Lol you paint a good picture of Croydon 😜 In fact, I can actually imagine Banksy creating his next masterpiece of people peeking through the windows of the shop wearing rain ponchos and holding up umbrellas!

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc5 months ago

I don't see why they're praised so much or why they're sold for so much. The world really is upside down.

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hspexy
hspexy
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5 months ago

One of his pieces with the MPs in parliament as chimps just got sold for £9.9 million. I understand his appeal, but for those prices? People have too much money to spare these days

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ClaireF1978
ClaireF19785 months ago

I like how he gets his political messages across and i like his unique style. His work does make me think as well. I used to work in Bristol where there is still a lot of his "graffiti" around and I always thought they were quite cool. I don't think they are worth the price tag though, it seems to go against what he stands for.

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hspexy
hspexy
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5 months ago

I agree. It’s ironic how his artwork is for everyone, but they’ve been carved up to those who have money. So not worth it.

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KazLou
KazLou5 months ago

i live in hull and there has been a few banksy's on the bridges not far from were i live there was nice to look at they are fading now though and im suprise our council left them there

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hspexy
hspexy
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5 months ago

I guess if the people like them, there’s no real reason for the council to take it down. It’s usually only removed after complaints, or if the council already have a zero tolerance policy on graffiti

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