ROBBO Returns to Repaint Banksy Piece

12.28.09 Will Sherman


One of Banksy’s latest London pieces has been painted over, continuing the public tradition of embellishing his work with spray cans, paint rollers, saws and other methods of destruction. The semi-elusive street artist recently sprayed over a 25-year-old ROBBO piece along Regent’s Canal in Camden, using the graffiti as the backdrop to his stencil of a worker papering the grey wall with vandalism. Not surprisingly, ROBBO returned on Christmas Day, not to bomb over Banksy completely, but to carefully convert the wall into a self-tribute with the worker painting a “KING ROBBO” piece in black and silver. |Graffoto|

Photo by Robbo

ROBBO’s 1980s piece, photographed by Cirus Topnote Jr.

Banksy’s short-lived cover-up, photographed by Romanywg