Brixton’s lost Banksy graffiti

Brixton's lost Banksy graffiti

Appearing opposite the Brixton Academy at the back of the Backstage Bar (on Astoria Walk, SW9) was this “Thug For Life” graffiti by Banksy.

I spotted it in March 2004, although it wasn’t around long before some muppet painted over it.

Brixton's lost Banksy graffiti

Graffiti detail. Last time I looked, the wall was painted plain white and the Backstage Bar has turned into a loan shop. Maybe the graffiti is still under there somewhere?

Update: madolesance has posted this picture of the same site on the discussion thread and it shows a different, earlier Banksy graffiti. The photo was taken in 2002.

Brixton's lost Banksy graffiti

Update: it turned out I’d also taken a picture of the original Banksy, in August 2003 – here’s the photo below:

Brixton's lost Banksy graffiti

Brixton's lost Banksy graffiti

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