Banksy’s pink car

It is not entirely clear how a Triumph GT6 made its way to a prominent position in Ely’s Yard overlooking the old Truman Brewery off Brick Lane in London. But there it stands. It is also not entirely clear why Banksy chose to paint it pink and put a skeleton driver picture in the driver’s window, but adorn it he did. And then a random car became something of a tourist attraction. Almost inevitably it attracted vandals to disrupt the peace, and the window was smashed and the driver photo removed only to be replaced by a piece of hardboard. This sad-looking street art relic now sits protected in a broken perspex box and is hardly the spectacle it might once have aspired to being.

Banksy’s pink GT6

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