Banksy preservationists continue their futile attempts to selectively curate illegal street art. Last month, the Croydon Guardian bemoaned how Banksyâ€™s IKEA painting was “‘tagged’ over by vandals,” failing to report the criminal nature of the â€œworldâ€™s most famous street artistâ€™s contributionâ€ to the south London neighborhood. At the time, Sutton Council was holding a vote to exempt the piece from their zero-tolerance graffiti policy, and is now considering its restoration according to the BBC. But without establishing a more equitable policy for all unsanctioned art, the councilâ€™s so-called â€œdemocraticâ€ decision to make Banksy above the law is a surefire inspiration for continued attacks on his work.
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