V, our friend from Japan and I walked the length of Hosier Lane when she was last here in Australia. We were looking for Banksy's rat, a piece of graffiti art. I kind of knew the story though. Council maintenance workers had mistakenly painted over the world famous graffiti artist's work. This is a photo of Banksy's rat, from blog shooshoofication.wordpress.com The Banksy rat is cool. The scrawl and the tag are not.
Graffiti is rather topical at the moment, well so sayeth Kath in Geneva but from the time she was in Melbourne. There is graffiti art and then there is vandalism of public and private property. I know the difference.
Dearest V, I am sorry to report that another Banksy has bit the dust, courtesy some plumber knobs. It was on a building at the corner of Greville Izett Streets, Prahran. I did not even know about it. Even if the plumbers had no idea who Banksy was, did they not think, this is rather cute. Let's work around it. I am thinking of a nasty punishment involving a soldering iron. Photo from news.com.au