Art & Design

When Tendring Thought Banksy’s Artwork is “Offensive”

Thinking of Bansky artwork as racist is something noone would have expected. Besides he is an artist, whose artwork not only is not only identical, but also fights aainst meanings as such. Maybe, this is why authorities of Tendring, Essex removed a graffiti by an artist, thinking of it as offensive and of promoting messages of such content.

Just 48 hours afer the artwork made its appearance, “The site was inspected by staff who agreed that it could be seen as offensive and it was removed this morning in line with our policy to remove this type of material within 48 hours,” said Nigel Brown, communications manager for Tendring district council.

Five gray pigeons stand opposite to a colourful migratory sparrow, while holding tags such as “Migrants not Welcome”, “Go Back to Africa” and “Keep off our Worm”.

Brown however, said that Banksy’s artwork is welcome to Tendring, even though rumour has it that this one was removed before certifying its authenticity.

Ο Brown είπε ότι ένα έργο του Banksy είναι σαφώς ευπρόδεκτο στο Tendring, αν και μάλλον το συγκεκριμένο έργο αφαιρέθηκε πριν την πιστοποίηση της γνησιότητάς του.