CONTROVERSIAL GCSE-level urban artist Bansky has struck again, this time defacing a valuable Banksy mural in London, knocking tens of thousands of pounds from its value.
The act of vandalism to the work of art, itself formerly an act of vandalism, occurred early this morning in London’s wanker quarter of Dalston.
The artwork – depicting a policeman dressed in a gimp outfit being led around on a leash by the Queen, or similar – was valued at something in the region of £250,000.
But thanks to Banksy’s thoughtless vandalism, it is now worthless.
Matters are confused still further by the fact that Banksy defaced the priceless Banksy with another Banksy, which depicts a tiny Banksy defacing an even smaller Banksy.
Art expert Joseph Turner said: “There are two possible scenarios for the piece’s future.
“Either Bansky improves the existing Banksy by creating a new Banksy on top of the Banksy of Banksy defacing a tiny Bansky which was sprayed onto the original Banksy, or a team of conservators works around the clock, restoring the piece for the nation.”
“If the latter, who knows how long it will take to restore this important statement and its painfully simplistic, risibly adolescent anti-authoritarian message to its original lustre?”
“I’m guessing about three minutes, given the right stencils.”