Artist anger after town centre Stormzy mural is defaced

The Stormzy mural on Park Street. After just a fortnight, it is in need of repair

Street artist Alec Saunders expressed his anger over the weekend after his latest wall-side portrait, of Stormzy, was defaced.

Saunders had finished the large-scale painting of the Croydon grime musician on Park Street in the town centre earlier this month, but some time on Friday or Saturday the work was damaged with a sharp instrument, a “keying”, right across the face of the singer.

“Racist, right-wing fuckers defacing my @stomzyofficial piece, not even two weeks old,” Saunders posted to his Instagram account.

Saunders suggested that the culprit’s name was already known to the police.

Much of Saunders’ work has previously been displayed indoors, at galleries on the King’s Road, Chelsea, and in Spitalfields.


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3 Responses to Artist anger after town centre Stormzy mural is defaced

  1. farmersboy says:

    Stormzy supports Corbyn,
    Park Street is near Nandos,
    This happened at the weekend.
    Has Mr Barwell got an alibi?

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Karen Jewitt says:

    This is very sad. I am not sure what the idiot who did this vandalism thought they were achieving apart from making themselves look more stupid than they already are.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Chris says:

    I can imagine the magistrate now, leaning forward, peering over his half moon specs…..”Stormzy? Who is Stormzy?”

    Like

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