Cheltenham Banksy house buy-out negotiated by council
19 December 2015
From the section Gloucestershire
The property’s owner has until April 2016 to reinstate walls, a chimney breast and wooden floors “apparently” damaged in an “abortive attempt” to remove the artwork
A deal to buy a Banksy mural on a house near GCHQ and place it in “safe hands”, is being negotiated by a local council.
The “Spy Booth” artwork, showing three figures “snooping” on a telephone box, appeared in Cheltenham last year.
The “unauthorised” mural was granted retrospective planning permission but has been repeatedly vandalised and with “apparent” attempts made to remove it.
The council said: “The first …read more
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