Esoteric London

No. 328: Clipstone Street, W1

Posted in Graffiti by esotericlondon on June 1, 2011

Clipstone Street, London, W1. Photo © Roger Dean 2011

The graffiti above is sited on the corner of Clipstone Street and Cleveland Street and is believed to be a new work by Banksy. Angela Lovely in an article for Fitzrovia News quotes a security guard as saying ‘it arrived between midnight and sometime in the early hours of [Easter] Monday morning’. She goes on to say ‘this is the second large work by Banksy to have appeared in Fitzrovia and in the part of the neighbourhood under the authority of Westminster City Council. A previous artwork — One Nation Under CCTV — was removed at the insistence of the Council after it decided it that it shouldn’t have been created without planning permission.’

Since her article appeared someone has protected the work with a sheet of Perspex and Camden councilor Adam Harrison who lives in the area has started an online petition to keep the work.

More of Angela Lovely’s article can be read here and the online petition can be signed here. R.D.