I spotted this article on the news today:
Quite recently a Banksy was removed by taking a section of wall from an unsuspecting house in Nottingham. Apparently it was sold for a six-figure sum to a gallery owner in Scotland and is now being restored. Amazing that Banksy artwork has become so valuable – maybe it’s the intrigue and the anonymity of his work that makes him such a sought after artist.
This photo is from a skate park on the Southbank. The whole area is adorned with graffiti but I’d definitely call it artwork. In the twenty five years that I have visited that area, it’s never been removed. Perhaps they gave up or perhaps it’s just fitting and suits the place, so it’s left. I like it myself and would liken it to Pop Art.