Watched the Channel 4 Documentary called Graffiti Wars last night - wow really interesting - it discussed the rise of Street Art – Banksy and the ongoing battle with King Robbo – one of the original Graffiti artists from the 80′s.
This started when Banksy supposedly incorporated the one remaining Robbo tag thats under a bridge in London with his Wallpaper image - this set off all sorts of ramifications and split fans into two camps. What was even more interesting was how he claims some of his original works have been updated ,so to speak by Mr B - images such as Box Head.
The programme also interviewed Blek Le Rat, a French Street Artist who is said to have been the first to use the stencil images of Rats and then full sized human images as street art.
The programme proved how popular this type of art is with councils protecting original Bansky works with perspex, and pieces by him and other Graffiti artists being able to raise huge sums of money for their works.
Its really sad that on the cusp of becming a recognised Street Artisit like Banksy Robbo iss lying in a coma after being found with head injuries. Very Sad and from everyone at T Shirt town we wish him well