An early “Banksy piece” has been “discovered” in a Berlin art gallery, or rather recovered by carefully stripping layer after layer of newer work until winged angels with smiley faces appeared. The 2003 piece hails from a pre-hype time when Banksy’s stencils weren’t almost legally protected in the UK, chiseled out of rubble in Detroit and looted and smuggled out of Palestine.
Did the gallery just realize Banksy is a celebrity and they have is a hidden goldmine festering in their wall?
The restored stencil is being worshiped at the Kuenstlerhaus gallery through Oct 22, after which “it may be painted over again or perhaps sold to an interested collector.” Perhaps, hahahahahahaha.
Update: What that guy below says.