:: Banksy – New Orleans ::
In 2008, renowned graffiti-artist Banksy, cruised through New Orleans proper and proceeded to bust out about 15 – 17 pieces in the area. Since then, some have been stolen, or buffed over. In particular, one man, Fred Radtke , aka The Grey Ghost, at one time lead a 1-man crusade against graffiti in the New Orleans area since 1997. He would buff over insanely good pieces – including Banksy’s. Finally, at one point Fred buffed over a city commissioned mural, and at that point the city’s stance with him took a 180 degree turn and he was warned that he would face jail time if caught defacing anymore walls.
nevertheless, all these shots were taken just recently, and I was able to get almost all of the one’s that are still currently up – minus a few pieces. Other famous pieces that were buffed over you can find on Flickr or Google by searching.
here are the Banksy shots: