UK Town Destroys Banksy Original
He’s the world’s most famous street artist, but no match for the crusading council governing Clacton-on-Sea. The small British town was briefly home to a new Banksy mural featuring pigeons holding anti-immigration placards and glaring at a colorful exotic bird, but someone complained that it was offensive and the town removed it. The council failed to realize three things: a) the piece was a Banksy original, b) it was actually mocking racism, and c) his work has sold for $1.8 million. Oops.