Banksy Strikes Again

The tank being removed to some art collector's warehouse.

This rusty old water tank on Pacific Coast Highway just north of Santa Monica has become the latest target of celebrity tagger Banksy. It suddenly became very  popular once it became an official work of art. I snapped this picture on my way home Friday night. The tank has apparently been bought by an art collector and is being carted off to who knows where. The CHP is probably relieved because all the gawkers and photographers were creating a traffic hazard.

The sad thing is that the tank was actually a dwelling. I’ve met the old, indigent man who lived in it and am worried now about what will become of him.

I guess Banksy owes him a house. Maybe one not shaped like an elephant.

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