Meet the One-Man Banksy Restoration Society

10.17.13 Aymann Ismail

After Banksy’s “You Complete Me” piece on 24th Street was tagged over almost as soon as it went up earlier this month, we came across one man who was determined to bring it back to its former glory. His name is Perry Levy, and he bills himself as the “Banksy Restoration Society.”

Yesterday, ANIMAL caught up with Levy as he restored Banksy’s Twin Towers piece in Tribeca, which had been literally de-flowered earlier in the day (reportedly by the same guy who tagged up the silhouetted ladies in Williamsburg). After the piece was renovated, someone installed encased it in glass to prevent further any further vandalism.

Watch the video above. You can follow Perry Levy’s restoration adventures on Twitter and Instagram.

(Video: Aymann Ismail/ANIMALNewYork)