Pulp Fiction (2007) – Banksy
The image depicted a scene from Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction, with Samuel L Jackson and John Travolta clutching bananas instead of guns. It had become one of the most famous graffiti paintings by the artist. Transport for London said a tough line had to be taken on graffiti because it created an atmosphere of social decay. The Pulp Fiction mural was visible near Old Street tube station. George Thomas, who owns a barber's shop near the site, said "People used to come from all over to see it and photograph it," he said. "There is no way it could have been mistaken for graffiti. Whoever destroyed it is an idiot."
On this day …
1870 Russian communist revolutionary and politician Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (aka Lenin) was
1899 Russian/American writer and author of Lolita Vladimir Nabokov was born.
1937 American actor Jack Nicholson was born.
2007 Transport For London paint over a Banksy painting thought to be worth £300,000.
Quote of the day
The greatest crimes in the world are not committed by people breaking the rules but by people following the rules. It's people who follow orders that drop bombs and massacre villages.
Did you know …?
Graham Greene called Lolita one of the three best books of 1955, while the editor of the Sunday Express called it ‘the filthiest book I have ever read’. British Customs officers were then instructed to seize all copies entering the United Kingdom.