VIDEO: Artist 'Gnasher' bites back after swastika vandals deface Christopher Walken mural in Parkland Walk
PUBLISHED: 17:23 06 March 2013 | UPDATED: 19:35 06 March 2013
A community-minded graffiti artist has returned to Parkland Walk to fix his mural of Hollywood actor Christopher Walken after vandals defaced it with a swastika.
David Nash, who uses the tag Gnasher, decided to return to the scene by Crouch Hill first thing on Saturday morning to re-do the bits of the mural which had the Nazi symbol sprayed on it and been covered in paint.
The picture was last week praised in the Broadway for its skill and detail. Mr Nash, who was inspired to create the piece by the actor’s turn in a Fatboy Slim music video, said: “When I got there it was even worse than I thought. It’s the first time I have been back to a painting. I have been told before but I have left it. But because this was a swastika I had to go and get rid of it.
“I don’t know how long it will last.”
His early-morning endeavours were appreciated by many who use the nature trail, with people thanking him over social media site Twitter.
Sadly, this is not the only case of a swastika being drawn on graffiti artwork in London: Mr Nash has heard of “two or three” others in different parts of the capital.
“It is a horrible thing for people to start doing,” he said.
- Watch the video of Mr Nash creating the original mural at http://j.mp/13DqKd6