Banksy Mild Mild West attacked (Again)
Banksy’s Mild Mild West was got at again last night 23rd June… Looks like it was the same person(s) who did the piece down at College Green.From the look of it, it was done with paintbombs or from a paintball gun… It was easier to tidy up than the last attack, mainly because there was much less of it.The piece still looks OK from a distance, but is beginning to show the strain of repeated attacks, on closer inspection.
With every attack, the call to encase the piece in perspex becomes louder. However, we believe that we have to trust in the good will of our populace. Street art is by its nature ephemeral, and everything will eventually pass. Bit by bit, there is a growing respect for street art in the City, and we need to make the decisions about what stays and what goes…
It seems bizarre that Banksy’s work should be attacked, at a time when his ultimate prank and political statement, the very generous City Museum Exhibition, a genuine gift to the People of Bristol, is showing. The People of Bristol are showing daily, by the huge queues that snake towards the Museum, where their allegiance lies.