BRISTOL’S NEW BANKSY GOES UP ON THE WALL AT THE CITY MUSEUM
MAYOR GEORGE FERGUSON INTERVIEWED
|Mobile Lovers, BANKSY April 2014
Below – Mayor George Ferguson being interviewed as the painting was hung at
Dennis Stinchcombe of the Riverside Youth Project in Broad Plain jemmied it off the wall as soon as it was found with the intention of selling it to raise funds for the club. They needs £150000 apparently. Cue row – the wall, and hence the painting belongs to the Council. Others object simply because stealing BANKSYs for the money is contemptible. Mayor George Ferguson has stepped in. He accepts that the Boys Club need funds and a deal has been struck whereby the painting is now (temporarily) on show at the Museum and Art Gallery in Queens Road and visitors are asked to make a donation – all of which go to the Club. Apparently merchandise is to follow with the same intention.
Meanwhile BANKSY’s website has nothing but a closeup of the painting and a night shot of it in place in the street. No comment.