The BBC news is reporting that an iconic and very famous mural by artist Banksy has been painted over in London. The image, pictured above, was a classic of modern and pop culture and featured John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson clutching bananas instead of guns in a classic Pulp Fiction pose. According to the BBC, London transport workers painted over the mural because they said that the "graffiti" created an "atmosphere of social decay." Which brings up a point of contention. Was Banksy's mural art, or was it graffiti? And how do you define art and the work that graffiti artists create? Typically most graffiti artists are creating their work on property that they don't own. Many consider it vandalism.

Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection, 20/04/2007.
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