NOT a new Banksy.Posted: January 22, 2012
There was a buzz on the Internet this week about a new Banksy piece spotted in Camden, so I went down to investigate. I found the piece easily, on Oval Road opposite Pirate Castle:
The image is of a young girl holding a lollypop, pulling a missile in a child’s toy wagon.
I was quite happy to believe that this was a new Banksy. I touched the fresh paint, and felt a sense of achievement at being one of the first to do so.
Happy in my Banksy-finding-glow, I wandered round the corner, and found this…
What?! Another one?? Banksy wouldn’t do that!
The second piece, which appeared to be identical, was on the wall of the Starbucks by Camden Lock. Next to it was another stencilled piece – an image of Amy Winehouse by the artist Pegasus.
I would be willing to believe either piece was a Banksy, but not both. To my knowledge, Banksy doesn’t usually repeat his work. So, who’s the artist?