Vandals attack Banksy pieces on Main Street
January 2, 2014
Vandals around New Year’s struck two pieces along Main Street created by Banksy, the famous graffiti artist whose artworks have been on display since he was in Park City for the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.
One of the pieces, the most famous one in Park City, is on the Java Cow building. The other one is on a garage steps off Main Street.
The Banksy piece on the garage suffered the worst damage. The vandals shattered the glass covering the image, leaving a pile of glass on ground, and then spray-painted the Banksy image of an angel with black or dark brown paint.
The vandals attempted to break the glass protecting the image of a person shooting video footage of a flower on the Java Cow building. The glass cracked in numerous places but did not break. There are a series of impact points, approximately six of them, visible where the vandals apparently tried to crack the glass with a sharp object.
It was not immediately clear when the damage occurred.
People with information about the vandalism may contact the Police Department at 615-5500 or the department’s anonymous-tip line, 615-5847. The department also operates an online tip form. The address is:
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