Banksy Canvases Roaming Wild?

By M@ Last edited 120 months ago
Banksy Canvases Roaming Wild?


Reader Sammo sends us this intriguing nugget:

I'm not sure if this would interest you at all, but I found what looks like it could be a Banksy canvas or at least a piss take Banksy canvas in Holloway today. It was carefully wrapped in cellophane and didn't seem like the sort of thing someone would lose, at least I hope not otherwise I've got stolen property! Anyway, it seems to be numbered out of 100. I haven't read anything else anywhere about any Banksy giveaways so thought I'd drop you a line if it's newsworthy?

The piece, found on Holloway Road, is by Banksy imitator Not Banksy, who is not Banksy but makes art that mimics Banksy. Further probing reveals that the pastiche painter will release a 'phase two' of replica art work on 1 April. Is this a self-referential, postmodern publicity stunt by Banksy. Is it all a not-very-elaborate April Fool's joke? Is the reader who tipped us off actually Banksy, Not Banksy or Not Not Banksy? How much longer will Londonist keep posting tangential Banksy stories in a bid to boost page impressions? (It works, by the way.) So many questions. Anyone got some answers?

Last Updated 24 March 2009