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Couldn’t Banksy be called a vandal too? | Brief letters | Culture | The Guardian

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Your report (Report, 30 January) says a Banksy mural was “defaced by vandals”. But why is Banksy’s work “art” while its erasure is merely the work of vandals? That one man can paint anything he likes on any property in the country, and have it unquestioningly praised simply because he’s famous, is a great example how our celebrity-obsessed inequality has become normalised. Maybe that’s the real message of his art.

Phil Gyford

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