FROM THE STREET TO THE GALLERY: RESTORING A BANKSY ARTWORK

From The Street To The Gallery: Restoring A Banksy Artwork
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FROM THE STREET TO THE GALLERY: RESTORING A BANKSY ARTWORK



Written by Dont Panic
27 Monday 27th February 2017

 

Created in 2010, Guard With Balloon Dog is a Banksy piece originally located on a building in Harbour Street, Toronto which has since been demolished. The artwork - another lovable marriage of blatant politics and stencils - has been kept in storage since December 2014, restored courtesy of developer Menkes Development Ltd and recently unveiled as a new public art piece in the city. Restoring the piece entailed removing graffiti and other artwork, because obviously that stuff is vandalism while the respectable Bristolian's work is valued in the hundreds of thousands. Here's a look into how the process panned out:

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