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French cleaners scrub off street art

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Duke of York, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-35682349

    "Citizens of Reims in northern France have lost a brand new artwork commissioned for the town, after the anti-graffiti squad scrubbed it off.

    The town hall commissioned a street art mural by the country's top graffiti artist, C215, showing a sulking boy slumped against a wall.

    But there was a slight hitch - the town's cleaning department were not told not to remove it.

    C215, whose real name is Christian Guemy, seemed quite relaxed about it.

    The artist told AFP news agency what surprised him was that it was cleaned up by the same city that commissioned him.

    The town hall had apologised, he said.

    Meanwhile officials told French media that the artist would return to Reims at the start of March to carry out more work.

    The culture and events department would be giving advance notice to the anti-graffiti squad this time, they added.
    "
     
  2. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    M erde!
     
  3. delnon

    delnon Lead commenter

    Well done those cleaners! :)
     
  4. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter

    Meanwhile officials told French media that the artist would return to Reims at the start of March to carry out more work.

    Great. More street art. Yay.
     
  5. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    They still take their street art seriously in France - the best of it never fails to impress me.

    [​IMG]
    Rue de l'Armide, La Rochelle.
     
  6. delnon

    delnon Lead commenter

    Street art? Sounds like a contradiction in terms. However...

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