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Banksy’s “Nola” Defaced in New Orleans

banksy nola defaced in new orleans by vandal

Yesterday in New Orleans, Banksy’s iconic street piece “Nola” or “Girl With Umbrella” wich was painted in 2008 on N. Rampart and Kerlerec was defaced by Vandals.
Exactly three years after the catastrophic Hurricane Katrina, Banksy showed up in New Orleans. The British artist left his mark around the city, providing stenciled commentary on the post-Katrina days. Sadly, most of the street pieces are gone by now, but several remain.

The plexiglass that protected “Nola” was destroyed and the piece was sprayed with Red enamel paint. Luckily for Banksy’s fans, the Vandals weren’t successful as the piece was cleaned and the red paint removed just a few hours after. “Girl With Umbrella” is saved.

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Banksy In New Orleans From 2008 to 2013

Banksy Nola New Orleans 2008
Five years ago, Banksy visited the city of New Orleans where he painted 14 street art pieces just after the disastrous Hurricane Katrina.
Out of 14 pieces, only 3 can be seen as of today, others like his iconic soldiers , are either boarded up or painted over. With some very touching pieces, most linked to New Orleans’ recovery, Banksy’s stencils brightened up the day of most residents.
Check out what has happened with most pieces just below and let us know what you think in the comments.