Skip to comments.Fears Banksy Cheltenham 'spies' artwork will be removed
Posted on 06/26/2014 6:25:59 AM PDT by ameribbean expat
There are fears that a piece of artwork in Cheltenham by the street artist Banksy is to be removed.
"Spy Booth", depicting three spies "snooping" on a telephone box appeared on a house in Hewlett Road in April.
On Wednesday, a specialist firm - used to remove a piece by the artist in North London - erected scaffolding around the work.
The borough council said it "believes" the owner had arranged it due to the "condition of the render".
But local street artist Dice67 said there was "no way" the scaffolding was there "to do any work on the walls".
And people living nearby have been guarding the site overnight to ensure the work is not removed.
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If any artist wants to donate a free piece of artwork to me by defacing my property, darn right I would sell it too.
I’ve got to say, I think that is a pretty cool piece of artwork. Hate ‘taggers’ but some of his stuff is really good IMHO, technically decent and thought provoking.
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