Capturing the moment of a piece of Bansky street art. Photo from Wooster Collective.

Wooster Collective has highlighted a disturbing trend in famous street art by those stealing and/or profiting off of what is intentionally meant to be left on the street where the art was created.

Marc and Sara Schiller spell out an unfortunate situation at Miami Art Basel with a Banksy piece of art on their site:

“One exhibition we won’t be seeing this week in Miami during Art Basel features artwork by one of street arts’ leading figures, Banksy.

The fact that Banksy himself has nothing to do with an exhibition that has his name on it, tells you a lot about the reason why not only we won’t be attending, but why you shouldn’t either.”

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