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You Got A Pipe In Your Banksy There, Mate

from The New York Daily News

Banksy art gets exterminated for third time Down Under

ERIK ORTIZ – Friday, May 18, 2012

Reclusive street artist Banksy can’t seem to catch a break Down Under.

Contractors in Australia inadvertently destroyed an artwork this week by the acclaimed British graffiti artist, the third time that misfortune has befallen one of his works in suburban Melbourne in recent years.

Workers drilling through a wall smashed through a picture of the “Parachuting Rat” that was painted on the brickwork outside. The workers were laying pipes for a new cafe, ABC News Australia reported.

The work was painted in the late 1990s, depicting a rat carrying a suitcase and wearing a parachute.

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Posted on May 24, 2012 by Editor

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