Banksy work discovered after a decade of neglect

Banksy work discovered after a decade of neglect

Image worth £1.25 million was covered with paint and boarded up.

Banksy”s Snorting Copper has been restored and is being put back in its original location in Shoreditch, a toilet block that has now been converted into flats and offices. The unveiling will take place on the 5th October. #banksy#snortingcopper#restoration#redevelopment#lastdaysofshoreditch#shoreditch#eastlondon#london#art#graffiti#streetart#urbanart#artlovers#artcollectors#urbanartroom#urbanartroom_

Publication from the Urban Art Room (@urbanartroom_) Aug 20 2017 12:48 PDT

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Work Snorting Copper appeared on the wall of a public toilet in London’s Shoreditch ten years ago, and depicted the cocaine the COP. By decree of the municipal authorities work painted over with white paint and scored boards, after which it gradually forgotten. Until recently.

Developers Jonathan Ellis and David Kite bought an abandoned building to convert it into offices and apartments. During the inspection, under the boards and a coat of paint on one wall and found that work. Ellis and white are going to restore the image and open it to the public in October.

To bring the figure in order, the workers cut out the wall entirely and took her to the restoration workshop. According to The Guardian, it’s possible there were two versions of Snorting Copper, but up to the present day survived only one of them.