A crime against art or a much-needed clean up of an ugly daubing? Either way Alex Martinez's vast, colourful mural in Golborne Road, North Kensington is no more after the new owners of bar Number 10 concealed it with a thick layer of grey paint.
Here are the before and after pictures - submitted by an enraged local resident on Thursday - to help you make up your mind whether the mural was a masterpiece or eyesore.
Number 10's new owner, Akin Afe, says the mural detracted from the kind of atmosphere he is trying to create as he seeks to restore the fortunes of the ailing business by turning it into a private members club.
An unrepentant Mr Akin told the London Informer: "If people like it so much how come they never came to the bar under the previous management? It's not brought people joy and if I think it doesn't go with the kind of customer I want to attract then it's my right to paint over it."
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