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Graffiti remover becomes new artwork on wall - picture

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A graffiti artist whose latest work was quickly removed has retaliated in a unique way.

DS saw his Bad Kitty graffiti on a London wall painted over within eight hours back in May. The piece was intended as a statement on the "squeaky clean image" of the Hello Kitty cartoon.

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He documented the removal himself, and used one image of the graffiti removal employee as his next piece of art on the very same wall.

The piece is still on view on the wall in Essex Road, Islington.

DS told the Daily Mail: "My reaction to it being removed was a little different than normally. Knowing a piece has been removed or painted over doesn't bother me - it's the name of the game in graffiti - but this time was a little different as it only lasted eight hours.

"So you can imagine my frustration when coming back I found the council (or private company I'm not sure) starting the process of erasing it from the wall - which I documented.

"Looking through the images I took I saw a great one of the removals man so I wanted to put him up in the same space."

The London-based artist added that the council should not decide on the "legitimacy" or "worthiness" of a piece of art.

He said that street art can be odd when "Banksy does a piece and it gets protected by the council" but "another piece from a just as edgy artist... gets taken down".

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