Company Pulls Another Banksy Off London Wall
It, too, will go up for auction
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Jul 26, 2013 3:20 PM CDT
Banksy's 'No Ball Games' is seen in its original location in this screenshot from a YouTube video uploaded in 2009.   (YouTube)

(Newser) – One of Banksy's most heralded recent works has been pulled off the north London wall it was originally spray-painted onto. Scaffolding went up around the image this week, and soon it had been broken in three and removed, to the consternation of neighborhood residents, the Guardian reports. The extraction turns out to have been the work of the Sincura Group, an upmarket "concierge" service with the motto "acquiring access to the inaccessible."

Sincura says the work, a spray-painting of two stenciled children chasing a floating sign reading "No Ball Games," has been "salvaged for restoration" so that no one can deface it. It intends to have the work headline an exhibition next year, before auctioning it off for charity. Sincura wouldn't say who hired it to remove the piece. Sincura was the same company behind the controversial recent removal of another Banksy, titled Slave Labour, which sold last month for more than a million dollars.

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Imhotep
Jul 27, 2013 8:19 AM CDT
He's an artist that wants to be famous. Nothing wrong with that. His work is thought provoking , unique, realistic , pertinant, and understandable. The walls of the world are the real venues for todays artists. Just like cave painting of prehistoric times. As far as most modern artists that are deemed so by stuff shirted snobs , most of those works are so confusing you need an interpreter to tell you that it is art and to explain what it means. If you don't understand Banksy your pretty dense and might as well just have a Kodak moment. The only thing he objects to is that the work has been stolen and he will not receive any money for it. He should sue.
Chatsworth
Jul 27, 2013 8:14 AM CDT
Looks like crap.I see train boxcars with better graffiti all the time.Sorry,but the Brits just don't have graffiti in their blood.You wanna see good wall art, come to America!
Xavier_Thyme
Jul 27, 2013 3:43 AM CDT
I wonder how big this "art" is?