Pure Evil reflects on the perceived financial value of street pieces

February 20th, 2014 | By | 1 Comment »


With this Tuesday’s auction of alleged artwork ripped from the streets in order to destroy it’s meaning and increase its value, I thought it would be a great time to share some recent pieces by British street artist Pure Evil. He’s been working on a series of street pieces that comment on both the theft and protection of street art in London. For years, it’s been common in London to cover “valuable” street art with a layer of perspex/plexiglass in order to protect it from would-be vandals. And of course, more recently, work (mostly by Banksy but also by a few others street artists) has been removed from the street and put into private hands. But what am I rambling on for? Here’s Pure Evil’s response to all of that:

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I encourage you to try calling this number



Photos by Pure Evil

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