Last weekend saw a striking new billboard pasted up in Digbeth by Birmingham based artist Void One, featuring Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn.

The guerilla art went up during the Tory conference in the city However, within a couple of days of going up, the billboard – depicting Corbyn pouring red wine into a glass with the motto ‘For the Many’ emblazoned in Rasta-inspired colours of red, gold and green – had been mysteriously plastered over with white paper.

Despite being taken down the Jeremy Corbyn billboard became a talking point on social mediaRangzeb Hussain
Despite being taken down the Jeremy Corbyn billboard became a talking point on social media

On Wednesday night, the blank billboard looked strangely eerie, standing in direct contrast to the rest of the adjoining Digbeth landscape.

The black and white Elizabethan design of The Old Crown pub offers a contrast to the blank white sheen of the billboard, nestling adjacent to the pub.

High Street Deritend with the white billboard standing in direct contrast to the rest of the landscapeRangzeb Hussain
High Street Deritend with the white billboard standing in direct contrast to the rest of the landscape

Void One’s last takeover of a billboard at the Custard Factory with an art piece entitled ‘Death From A Dove – Fighting For Peace‘ lasted far longer than the current Corbyn inspired work, which has vanished in just a matter of days after being pasted up at the site.

There is no official word whether the Corbyn billboard was plastered over by the Council or whether it was covered over by the owners of the site. Presumably, if it had been the owners of the site, it is very likely a new billboard with an advertisement would have replaced Void One’s art rather than simply blanking out the billboard and leaving the space empty and wasted.

There's been no official word about who removed the Corbyn art from the billboardRangzeb Hussain
There’s been no official word about who removed the Jeremy Corbyn art from the billboard in Birmingham

Was it censorship? The mystery continues.

One thing is certain, whether it was just a few days or if it had been left in place for a few weeks, the poster has left an impression and made lots of people talk about it on social media platforms around the city, including getting a mention on the local evening news on television.

Void One's striking new street art of Jeremy Corbyn has now been replaced with a blank billboardRangzeb Hussain
Void One’s striking new street art of Jeremy Corbyn has now been replaced with a blank billboard

While the real Theresa May danced away at the Conservative Party Conference at the ICC, a painted Jeremy Corbyn poured red wine and listened to some Reggae tunes in Digbeth. This was indeed an interesting week of politics and art, peppered with some bizarre dancing, in Birmingham.

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