Monday, 31 August 2015

1366 : Samson Vandalised


This wonderful piece of street graffiti can be found on one of the stone arches by Bradford Cathedral. It is said to be the work of an artist simply known as Mooney and depicts Sampson in chains. According to the Bradford Telegraph and Argus, last year it was "vandalised" by someone painting graffiti on top of it, but that graffiti has now been cleaned off to reveal the original graffiti. It is a strange world we live in.

1 comment:

Georgina Malcolm said...

Yes. I was watching France 2 the other day and struggled with a discussion on street art that was legal (eg the artist was invited to provide a work of art by the local authority), illegal (no right to paint) and then the much more complicated legal/not legal.
Writing as the step-mother-in-law of a graffiti artist(ish) I,am constantly confused.