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Haringay lose their second Banksy piece as 'No ball games' is removed less than a mile from 'Slave Labour'

The graffiti artwork ‘No Ball Games’ by the British street artist Banksy was created in September 2009 in Tottenham Green, N15. One of his most famous pieces to date and featuring prominently on Banksy’s website, ‘No Ball Games’ depicts two children playing, staring at a floating piece of paper with the words 'no ball games' on it.

A number of attempts have been made over the past to deface the piece, most famously in 2012 by King Robbo who holds a rivalry with the elusive artist. With extensive building works taking place in the local vicinity, and further concerns upon its safety, the piece has been removed to be sensitively restored to its former glory.

Currently under the management of The Sincura Group with a view to a sale in 2014, ‘No Ball Games’ has been gifted to a local charity with all profits being fed back into the community from where it originated.

Step by Step (http://www.stepbystepkids.org.uk/) is a charity for disabled children in the Harringay community and young people giving:

• Disabled children and young people in their community new opportunities that help them to thrive; socially, physically, emotionally and intellectually.
• Parents and carers of disabled children time-out from caring, enabling them to be better carers and supporting stronger families.

'No Ball Games' will be one of three controversial headline pieces (and one of 50 overall pieces) in The Sincura Group’s 2014 Art Exhibition.

The salvage and restoration work with this, and a number of other pieces, are currently being documented to give an inside into how this sensitive work is carried out.

Contacts:

For more information including photos and video please email tony@thesincuragroup.com or visit http://www.thesincuragroup.com/banksy_2.html

The Sincura Group do not condone any acts of wanton vandalism or other illegal activity, however after carrying out extensive due diligence with regard the works provenance and ownership we are entirely satisfied that there are no wrong-doings entered in to and are happy to be representing the No Ball Games piece.