Evelyn has moved to a new place (in Bristol) with her mate. My mate Nobby and I helped her move. Amazingly, she’s got her own bit of (probable) Banksy art right outside her front door – a headless chicken! (see images below.)
Hopefully it’ll stay as it’s quite neat, I think. (The pictures are taken with my Panasonic TZ5 on auto, mostly from across the street).
Co-incidentally, today a house in Stoke Newington has had it’s Banksy mural almost completely painted over until the resident got Hackney Council to stop! Click the picture for the story.
So what is ‘art’ and how ‘permanent’ or otherwise should it be?
- Da Vinci’s ‘Last Supper‘ started falling apart within decades of it’s creation.
- The famous fingers almost touching in the Sistine Chapel aren’t even Michaelangelo‘s work as his original painted plaster fell off! An unknown monk filled in the bits years ago…
So two of the most iconic pictures in history are both repaired versions of the originals!
Temporary art, or permanent art. It’s all the same really. Music even more so, especially as a performed work. Whoosh and it’s gone, remembered as a dream within a dream.