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Banksy preservationists continue their futile attempts to selectively curate illegal street art. Last month, the Croydon Guardian bemoaned how Banksy’s IKEA painting was “‘tagged’ over by vandals,” failing to report the criminal nature of the “world’s most famous street artist’s contribution” 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 council’s so-called “democratic” decision to make Banksy above the law is a surefire inspiration for continued attacks on his work.

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