Cleaner and graffiti artist engage in hilarious year-long battle over wall, but cleaner has last laugh
A witty graffiti artist has documented his hilarious year-long battle with a cleaner, which saw the city worker clean the same wall 12 TIMES.
Artist Mobstr began the exchange when he painted the word ‘Red’ on a section of a brick wall that the council had painted that colour.
Having noticed the cleaner always buffed over the red section with paint, Mobstr then tested out the plain section – which the cleaner would instead pressure wash off.
During the entertaining back-and-forth exchange – which took place in Hackney Wick, London – Mobstr even tried his luck, painting such witticisms as “Pressure Wash” above the line and “Paint Red” below it
But it would be the cleaner who had the last laugh, one day deciding to paint the entire building red.
Mobstr then sprayed his final tag, in April 2015, admitting defeat: “Well, that’s one way to end it. Thanks mate, it’s been fun.”
He said: “Every time I saw the cleaner’s work, I reacted with intrigue.
“I noticed that the graffiti painted within the red area was buffed with red paint.
“Graffiti outside of the red area, however, would be removed via pressure washing which prompted the start of an experiment.
“I was very uncertain as to what results it would yield.
“My last contribution says it all.”