London visitors who have enjoyed the Shoreditch Street Art Tour will be familiar with the street art life cycle and the potential variations within that scheme that may occur. Hearts sank this weekend when rounding corner as where once a stunning Jonesy bronze sculpture delighted us now was found a hole drilled into masonry. So, one art thief has a piece intended for public enjoyment which of course they can never share for fear of being revealed as the cretin they are while the public is deprived of the amenity of a fantastic piece of free street art. This is the way of things, one of the many risks a piece of street art faces, no point in crying over spilt milk!
What we loved:
How we lost:
We thought quite a bit about whether or not to publicise the fact that some scumbag somewhere has figured out how to remove a Jonesy. Hopefully broadcasting the fact that we are now all keeping a closer eye on remaining Jonesys will deter the thieving bastard(s) plus the fact that the other pieces are monitored by many CCTV cameras and in more populous public highways will be sufficient impediment to the greedy harvesting of such glorious street art.
Jonesy the Shoreditch Street Artist has previous featured on our blog here
All photos: Nolionsinengland