After a long long wait (since mid 2012 actually) Banksy has sent us scrambling with a new piece of street art in London.
It is a stunning piece, combining political content, perfect placement and the big “wow – how did he pull that off?” factor.
The piece references the gassing of refugees in the Calais Jungle by French Police earlier this month. It is placed right opposite the French Embassy, under the watchful gaze of their armed security guards and CCTV cameras.
Sadly this morning developers refurbishing the premises the art is place on were implementing a plan to preserve the work and solve health and safety issues arising from its placement, i.e., they were going to have it. The removal attempt was temporarily aborted and they have resorted to covering it up with plywood. so relieved to have got there in time.
There is a more detailed assessment I have written on Graffoto
all photos: Dave Stuart aka NoLionsinEngland