Art and crime reach new understanding

Standing Ovation, Seated

Art theft and forgeries come to mind first whenever “art” and “crime” happen to appear together in a sentence. But their relationship doesn’t stop at stealing objects or, in the case of forgeries, copy rights.

Take Banksy. There are people who want to have the wall whitewashed or painted over as soon as a Banksy graffiti appears on it, because it is illegal to paint on walls, and there are other folks who want to steal the wall, for it can fetch some £200K+ out of thin air. Banksy and crime not just walk hand in hand, the former torches up the latter, like lava flowing through a village.

In 2014, just a few days ago, art and crime reached a new high in their love affair.

The story begins with this art object. A skating boot with a crowbar instead of the blade.

skate Source: Facebook page of the artist

This…

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