Three days ago it was announced that Melbourne City workers accidentally destroyed a small Banksy artwork during routine maintenance.

Three days ago it was announced that Melbourne City workers accidentally destroyed a small Banksy artwork during routine maintenance.  Located in Hosier Lane, the small stencil of a rat wearing a parachute was painted over as part of an attempt to remove all ‘unapproved’ street art in the area.  CEO from the City Of Melbourne, Kathy Alexander commented;

There was no legal street art permit in place for the rat stencil believed to have been left by Banksy in Hosier Lane. There are currently five approved street art sites in Hosier Lane.

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