Graffiti/public artist Banksy hit the city with a series of works with, as his Web site says, the purpose of confronting Fred Radke, “The Gray Ghost,” who is known for painting over graffiti in battleship gray paint. Radke doesn’t appear to have been responsible for any of the pieces that have been removed so far. The newest piece to go down through other hands is the painting of the National Guard looting a building at the corner of Elysian Fields and Decatur. The piece was considered wrongheaded by many who objected to his depiction of the Guard as looters, and it looks like one of those people hasÂ scrubbed out the guardsmen, leaving the shopping cart filled with electronics untouched.
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