LeMakoo has had a bit of fun on facebook recently 🙂
For the benefit of my foreign clients, Valletta has a main entrance.
It has been destroyed and rebuilt many times.
It is now in the process of being rebuilt by a famous and successful architect.
A anonymous graffiti artist put this on the restored front gate about a month ago.
The police saw him/her. Chased him but failed to capture.
It caused a instant sensation, and a lot of controversy with the public. In the main newspaper and social media.
Seems people either loved it, or hated it.
After about a month the authorities removed it. At a cost of 4000 euros plus VAT (currently 18%).
Which made me think that it costs more to destroy art, than to sell it. 🙂
after the ‘authorities’ removed the graffiti. LeMakoo (in his infinite wisdom) decided to paint it. Just, so I could have a memory of it. To remind me of this summer.
One afternoon I did it and posted it on Facebook.
With the caption
141 likes, 11 shares, so many good/bad comments.Anyway, if you want the memory, feel free to make an offer significantly less than that. It’s
80x70cm. Acrylic and oil on canvas.Other news, I’ve just opened a new exhibition of seven paintings at the Palace Hotel in Sliema. It’s in the main foyer and is open all this month.
All the best
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