Following the tragic news last week that a priceless piece of work by superstar chalk artist Banksy had been discovered and then promptly destroyed in seaside haven Clacton, Wivenhoe Town Council has taken drastic measures to ensure that the same thing doesn’t happen here.
The piece of graffiti – entitle ‘Wot no’ featured a chad (look it up or ask you dad, they were popular in the eighties) with his comical nose hanging over a wall, while underneath Banksy’s legendary wit was clear to see in the inscription: “Wot no hope?”. Tragically, Clacton Town Council decided to remove the work as it was deemed “just plain crap” by an official.
Wivenhoe Mayor Dame Dannii Minogue told reporters: “While I like to think we’ve got a bit more sense than those Ukippers down by the seaside, I honestly couldn’t tell you if something was a Banksy or just the dawdlings of some adolescent – that’s the beauty of what Banksy does I guess. So I have put together a task force to hunt down potential works and protect them until we can get someone that knows about this stuff to see if I can make any money from it.”
Works currently being examined include ‘Darren loves Kelly’ ‘Call 07941498583 if you want a good time’ and a crudely drawn picture of a penis inside the toilet door of the gents at the railway station.