Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Bristol has considered to keep a Banksy piece
The city of Bristol has considered to keep a Banksy piece that appeared one weekend on the side of a sex clinic
BBC reports that due to the overwhelming support of the public on the internet, the piece is going to stay up.
Naked man' mural allowed to stay
'Guerrilla artist' Banksy's graffiti
The mural is near Bristol City Council's offices
A piece of graffiti by Bristol artist Banksy has been allowed to stay after what the city council described as "overwhelming support" from the public.
The stencilled image shows a woman in her underwear standing behind a suited man leaning out of a window, and a naked man hanging onto the ledge.
The public was invited to decide whether it should stay on the side of a building on Park Street or be removed.
An internet discussion forum showed 97% of submitters supported the work.
Many people who logged on highlighted the fact that Banksy is a Bristolian, and that his work "brightened up" the urban environment.
However, the council warned the support of the
Banksy piece is not support of graffiti in general, and an extra council team has recently been created to tackle graffiti.