Renowned street artist destroys own work in protest over exhibition

An internationally-recognised Italian street artist has destroyed his own work in protest over a new exhibition ‘Street Art: Banksy & Co’ opening in Bologna on Friday (18 March).

On display at the Palazzo Pepoli, Museo della Storia di Bologna (Museum of the History of Bologna), the exhibition will feature 250 works of street art. After discovering that technicians had removed some of his work from their original street locations to be featured in the show, the street artist “Blu” responded by painting over nearly all of his remaining murals with grey paint.  Continue reading