The cafe which owned a garage door, which had a painting by the street artist Stik, has defended its decision to sell it. Alan Barrigus from the cafe said the door needed to be changed because it was broken.
A Hackney garage door with a painting by the street artist Stik has been taken down and has been bought by art dealer Andrew Lamberty. The work known as 'London Riots' was painted in 2011 on the door of the garage which belongs to a vegan community cafe called Pogo.
The cafe wants the money to keep its community activites running. However, some art lovers have criticised the sale, saying the artwork was intended to be seen by people in the street, not going on display in a gallery.