Lost Splendor

Past and present by an archives student and new Bostonian. @freifraufitz

"Street artist Banksy is believed to have created this tribute to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee on Upper Maudlin Street in the artist’s home city of Bristol"
"The graffiti expert is believed to be behind the painting, which shows the crown-wearing monarch sporting a jagged red stripe, just like the 1970s David Bowie creation.

Her Majesty’s startling image - which sprang up as the country celebrated her 60 years on the throne - appeared on a wall previously used by Banksy.

Spectators stopped to stare at the stencil yesterday on Upper Maudlin Street, near the Bristol Children’s Hospital in the artist’s home city.” (Telegraph)
  • 5 June 2012
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