Wednesday, 27 October 2010


I really hope you remember this:

I published it having seen this magnificent picture on my daily journey to and from work first here and then wrote further about it here

They are magnificent pictures which give pleasure to many, many people, being far more accessible than 'high art' tucked away in a gallery.

It's a tragedy then that Hackney Council has decided that the hare is graffiti and has issued an order for the owners of the building to remove it within 14 days, failing which the council will themselves paint over it. No doubt they'll send a bill as well.

Of course this isn't the first time that the councillors of Hackney have taken it upon themselves to destroy art...see here and here.

Of course they're not alone - Transport for London did this

It wouldn't be so bad, but you can't turn your head in London without seeing a wall tagged in someway or other...and this graffiti is rarely if ever touched by the local authority.

Now I ask you who is the vandal?