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Graffiti artist Banksy's spy mural defaced

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Arab Today, arab today Graffiti artist Banksy's spy mural defaced

Graffiti Artist Banksy
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A mural by British street artist Banksy which mocks government surveillance has been defaced with spray paint, leaving fans saying Friday they faced a race against time to save the £1 million artwork.
The piece, titled "Spy Booth", depicts three men in trench coats using listening devices to tap into conversations at an actual public telephone box in Cheltenham, southwest England.
It is just three miles from the UK government listening post GCHQ, which was the subject of a series of recent revelations by fugitive former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden.
Vandals spray-painted silver and red graffiti on to the elusive artist's design overnight, but residents have expressed their hope that the piece, valued at £1 million ($1.7 million, 1.3 million euros), can be saved.
Residents have been using toothbrushes and cloth to clean the piece and prevent any lasting damage.
"Spy Booth" had been under threat of removal after interest from an American investor, who wanted to buy the work and transport it from the wall.
But the Save The Banksy campaign to keep the mural in place appeared to have succeeded earlier this week, when Hekmat Kaveh, a local businessman, stepped in to purchase it.  
Kaveh said on Friday he was "absolutely appalled" by the vandalism but remained focused on protecting the work.
"It only given me more determination to make sure that we -- Save the Banksy -- do actually save it," he said.
"Everybody is just really, really upset," said Angela De Souza, another member of the campaign group.
"The Banksy is protected by anti-graffiti paint but we are in a race against time because the paint could seep through the layer of protection and ruin the artwork."
Banksy is renowned for his street artworks, which often use subversive or satirical imagery to tackle subjects such as war, capitalism, hypocrisy and greed.
He also left an artwork on Israel's controversial West Bank separation barrier.
The artist's identity remains shrouded in secrecy but he is believed to have started out as a graffiti artist in the southwestern city of Bristol.

 

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