A Banksy Mural is Getting a Safety Guard After Different Artworks Have Been Defaced

A Banksy mural on a wall at North Seaside in Lowestoft on August 8, 2021. JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP by way of Getty Pictures

After current occasions which have seen Banksy artworks disrupted or painted over, it is sensible {that a} metropolis council physique in Harwich, Essex has reportedly employed a safety guard to look at over a freshly-created Banksy mural depicting a boy fishing for a blue face masks. The Tendring District Council, which promptly introduced the appointment of the safety guard, had beforehand been peppered with criticism in 2014 for portray over a Banksy mural after somebody had complained it was racist. The 2014 mural depicted a gaggle of pigeons wielding anti-immigration indicators whereas confronting a extra brightly-hued chook.

In distinction to Banksy’s 2014 mural, his 2021 picture of a boy whose fishing tour surfaces a blue masks appears prone to be much less controversial. “We instantly put safety in place and are taking additional steps to guard this art work as we await affirmation that it’s certainly the newest piece of the artist’s ‘Spraycation’ in East Anglia,” a spokesman for the Tendring District Council stated this week.

Since finishing a summer season tour during which he painted new murals everywhere in the English countryside, Banksy has already had a few of his work defaced or painted over. In Lowestoft, a mural of a rat sipping a cocktail was painted over with white paint a mere 48 hours after it appeared within the small city, an act which deeply dissatisfied native members of the neighborhood. Banksy continuously depicts rats in his work.

In the meantime, in Nice Yarmouth, residents lined up Banksy’s recently-completed mural of youngsters taking part in in an inflatable boat. Nonetheless, this was no random act of vandalism: the town took pains to take away the art work on account of the truth that an area youngster died in an accident in 2018 after an inflatable trampoline she was taking part in on in Gorleston seaside burst.