Sutton Council member Colin Hall said the mural, depicting a young punk struggling to make sense of instructions from a box marked “IEAK,” had “caught the imagination” of the public, and its therefore its potential removal should be decided by residents. He also noted that the council sees a difference between artwork of this kind and run-of-the-mill tagging.
In 2005, the Bristol City Council put another Banksy up for public vote, with 93 percent of respondents electing to keep it. Voting for the Sutton piece ends on Halloween.
Read more at the London Guardian.