Nearly two years after Banksy sprayed If Graffiti Changed Anything on a wall in Clipstone Street another well-known stencil artist has added her work on the same wall.
One of 12 Rude Popes in London painted by the street artist Bambi has been stencilled on top of the protective perspex covering Banksy’s 2011 artwork If Graffiti Changed Anything.
Bambi tweeted last week that she had painted 12 Rude Popes in London:
And one of the 12 Rude Popes appears on www.bambi-artist.com
Rude Pope depicts an image of Pope Benedict XVI, who stepped down in February this year, sticking two fingers up in a rude gesture.
The anonymous artist exhibited last November at Walton Fine Arts in Knightsbridge.
Banksy’s original artwork on the wall in Fitzrovia was covered in a protective perspex sheet by an anonymous admirer but the stencilled art has decayed over the last two years. The wall has attracted other graffiti as well as the latest by Bambi. It was feared Westminster Council would whitewash over the artwork.