Banksy Headless Chicken? Evelyn Moves.

Banksy Local

A mural by graffiti artist Banksy, which once featured on the cover of a single by rock band Blur, has been painted over by Hackney Council.  The spoof image of the Royal Family, painted on the side of a building in Stoke Newington, east London, was partially covered with black paint
A mural by graffiti artist Banksy, which once featured on the cover of a single by rock band Blur, has been painted over by Hackney Council. The spoof image of the Royal Family, painted on the side of a building in Stoke Newington, east London, was partially covered with black paint

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).

Leonard Da Vinci: The Last Supper
Leonard Da Vinci: The Last Supper

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…
God, Sistine Chapel
God, Sistine Chapel

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.

 Bristol Flat.

 

 

By Strangely

Founding member of the band Crawling Chaos from the North-East of England

7 comments

    1. It's at the bottom of the door but it WASN'T there when the Street-view car passed and took it's photo…This means it's fairly recent.

  1. Amazingly, the Google car was round Ev's way before she moved in – and the Chicken wasn't painted then…check it out in streetview..

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