Exhibition Of Banksy Artwork Sabotaged
A well-planned exhibition of Banksy’s artwork in Brussels recently turned into a raid. According to The Guardian, an “unauthorized” retrospective of the artist’s work throughout the past decade — stored in an empty supermarket in Brussels was ordered by Belgian authorities to be closed.
Apparently Banky did not approve of the exhibition which intended to show 58 of his work. A Belgian court ordered the works to be siezed which were all illicitly packed up and “driven away at midnight to an unidentified secure location,” pending a court date in the new year.
The exhibition was allegedly organised by Lazarides who is known as a representative for Banksy.
Stanislas Eskenazi, the lawyer for the organization who held this Brussels exhibition, said his clients were simply caught up in a “crazy” story sold to them by Lazarides. “My clients are two very nice people. And they have been shitting it,” he explained. “English lawyers can be very aggressive. We don’t know who has the rights to display the art and we don’t want to know. We don’t want anything to do with it. My clients were freaking out.”
Banksy’s opinion on the exhibition was unclear. He later released a statement because of incessant questions about Lazarides saying: “Hmm. Not sure I’m the best person to complain about people putting up pictures without getting permission.”