Once is a happenstance, twice is a coincidence, but three times is a conspiracy. First the maid of Chalk Farm is painted over (since restored), then we heard the Rosebery Avenue cash machine stencil has also been defaced. And today, it seems the Clerkenwell Road 'Old Skool' pic has been 'collected'.
The mural had been surrounded by sheeting for a few weeks, so many suspected it was being removed. But who's doing it? Councils? Collectors? Banksy himself trying to stoke up debate (that cut-out stencil is new and looks like his style)?
And this is happening near Old Street.
What's going on?
Image from Steve J's Flickr photostream, with permission.