Restored Banksy art and public realm


Managing Director of Hamilton Court Developments, Jonathan Ellis will be at Healthy Cities on 9th October to tell the extraordinary story of how he came to discover a 'lost' Banksy wall painting - valued for insurance at £1,25m - known as the 'Snorting Copper' in east London.

Jonathan will join our public realm panel describing the process involved in restoring the painting and why he decided to save it for Shoreditch.

Spray-painted over, hidden and forgotten by the local council, Jonathan excavated the Banksy mural ensuring it was saved for the public to enjoy. The Mayor of Hackney is now due to unveil the artwork next month at a press launch.

Banksy's art continues to be viewed by some as controversial and this has led to some of his artwork being covered up.