In a fitting nod to UK graf artist, Tox, who earlier in the month was charged with criminal damages for his ubiquitous tags across London and beyond, Banksy has issued a tribute in the form of his most recent street piece. Located in Tox’s hometown of Camden, the Bristol-based street icon has cleverly blended whimsy and nostalgia to bring attention to the legal situation of all five street artists brought down in the British Transport Police’s “Operation Misfit”. Whatever the cause for Banksy to get out onto the streets, noble or otherwise, we’ll take it, especially when the work is as enjoyable as this. Next up, the obligatory claiming of ownership, media frenzy, plexi-encasing, contractor salvaging, and auction house enrollment that comes along with every new piece that he “gifts” to the streets.
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