Someone with an apparent anti street art agenda has recently defaced some well known works on walls in St David St and Young St. ‘Rejecting sanitised culture‘, one of my favourite works, has been painted over with the word ‘wall’ in white paint, presumably with a roller.
St David St on the corner of Napier St on Sunday 17 May 2009
St David St on the corner of Napier St in November 2006 (detail)
Young St on the corner of Greeves St on Sunday 17 May 2009
Works on Young St near the southern side of Johnston St have also been painted over with white paint, and the Night Cat mural also has some minor damage.
The Night Cat wall on Young St on the corner of Johnston St on Sunday 17 May 2009
Does anyone know who is responsible for this vandalism or what their agenda is? Is it idiots? Rival artists? Anti-graffiti lobbyists? As the work by Ghostpatrol and others on the corner of St David St and Napier St was supposed to be a legal commission, I would be extremely angry if I was the property owner.