Monday, September 5, 2011

Banksy orders Channel 4 probe after documentary 'suggests he put rival 'King Robbo' in a coma' - 5th Sept 2011

Graffiti artist Banksy has demanded a top-level investigation at Channel 4 after he claimed a documentary suggests he left a rival in a coma in a row about his work.

He has been involved in a tit-for-tat battle with veteran King Robbo after painting over one of his designs.

The rival suffered a mysterious head injury which has left him in a coma for the past five months.

Banksy claims a controversial Channel 4 documentary about his long-running feud with King Robbo implies he was responsible and has made a formal complaint.

Graffiti Wars, screened last month, revealed how the pair had been involved in a remarkable battle for supremacy.

Banksy has admitted painting over one of King Robbo's last-surviving pieces of art on Regent's Canal in 2009 - but claims that the work was already damaged.

He stencilled an image of a man wallpapering over the 1980s' piece, striking the first blow in the feud.

Last year King Robbo hit back and painted his name over the image. Read More