October 25th, 2016

Street art ‘Rude Kids’ is welcomed by business owners

Updated: 11:00 am, Sep 02, 2016

BANSKY-style street art has appeared in Leamington – but how long will it stay?

A team from Veolia – who are contracted by Warwick District Council to keep the streets clean – were on site before 9am on Thursday morning to clean the graffiti art off but because the wall is privately owned, responsibility to remove it lies with the landlord.

But the business owners themselves were delighted the artwork was not removed, saying they want it to stay as it brightens up the alleyway.

The artist responsible for the work goes by the name of Dotmasters, who started painting on the streets of Brighton in the early 1990s. The artist also created a field of art called ‘Unfairground’ at this year’s Glastonbury Festival.

The new work has been titled Leamington’s Rude Kids.

The Observer contacted Dotmasters for a comment but had not received a reply at the time of going to press.

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