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:: Banksy – New Orleans ::

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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:

Written by kapshure

January 8, 2010 at 1:23 am

Posted in graffiti

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  1. […] here’s a link to my flickr set of Banksy shots from NOLA & the write-up here on Berderp […]

  2. Banksy iz the $hit!

    Dan Plasma

    May 11, 2010 at 7:52 am

  3. […] Photo by BerDerp […]

  4. […] (Source: Kapshure, 2010, link) […]

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