Pure Evil reflects on the perceived financial value of street pieces


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:

I encourage you to try calling this number.
I encourage you to try calling this number



Photos by Pure Evil