This Is All Kinds of Wrong of the Day

Favorite
This Is All Kinds of Wrong of the Day
- -

Banksy's famous Parachuting Rat, located on a wall in the Melbourne, Australia suburb of Prahran, has been destroyed by builders doing drilling work for a café.

Local business owners were upset by the needless demolition of the piece by workers who apparently didn't realize what they were destroying. The wall did contain other graffiti, but area taggers had avoided painting over the Banksy.

"Had it been 20cm higher or 20cm to the side this would never have happened," neighboring business owner Jacqui Vidal told the Stonnington Leader, "This should have been avoided. It's not a big piece, but it is one of the few remaining Banksys in Melbourne."

The Rat was destroyed once before by cleaners who painted over it during a 2010 anti-graffiti campaign, but was later restored.

There is some good news, though: a possible new Banksy piece -- showing an Asian boy hunched over a sewing machine and a Union flag -- has appeared on the wall of a Poundland shop in London. It has yet to be confirmed as authentic on the artist's website.

[heraldsun.]

Street Art of the Day

Favorite
Street Art of the Day
Tags
By Unknown
- -

A new Banksy has surfaced on the wall of a Poundland shop in London, and it depicts a child of Asian origin hard at work sewing Union Jack bunting. (Embiggen)

Chances are, the location of the work is significant: In 2010, Poundland launched an investigation after it was discovered that a 7-year-old boy was working 100 hours a week in an Indian sweatshop, producing items for the store. A spokeswoman said at the time: "Poundland does not tolerate child labor under any circumstances and will not work with companies that employ children."

[highsnobriety]

Street Art of the Day

Favorite
Street Art of the Day
- -

Street Art of the Day: Brand new Hanksy send-up of an iconic Banksy piece, spotted at Stanton and Orchard in NYC.

In related news, Hanksy will have his/their first (?) gallery show at Krause starting this Friday. Juxtapoz hears that Colin H

Street Art of the Day

Favorite
Street Art of the Day
- -

Street Art of the Day: Photographer Patrick Fahrner -- who appears to either be or at least know the man himself -- spotted Hanksy's Apollo 13-nodding send-up of Banksy's "Biplane Loveheart" in Chicago.

[thanks patrick!]

This x That

Favorite
This x That
Tags
By Unknown
- -

This x That:

Know This:

Street Art of the Day

Favorite
Street Art of the Day
Tags
By Unknown
- -

Street Art of the Day: After being spotted last week in Liverpool and Wapping, Banksy's British comeback appears to be in full swing, with a new billboard-style piece recently erected in the East End neighborhood of Poplar.

Additionally, a new shop item -- CCTV mobile (below) --