Banksy-Style Queen And Soldier On New Oxford Street

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By M@ Last edited 68 months ago
Banksy-Style Queen And Soldier On New Oxford Street

This pair of patriotic posers recently appeared on the corner of New Oxford Street and Museum Street. As far as we can see, the work hasn't been tagged by the artist, and we can't find any other pictures of the piece online. The temptation is to declare it a Banksy, but it seems too colourful and less satirical than his usual work. That said, some of his oft-used elements are present, such as the smiley face badge the queen wears, and the paint-daubed brush. A bit more hunting, and we suspect this is by Banksy associate Mr Brainwash.

If anyone knows more about the work, please leave a comment below.

In other not-Banksy news, photographer Nick Stern has recreated some of the street artist's most famous pieces as photographs. HuffPo has more.

With thanks to Richard P Grant for the photos.

Last Updated 07 June 2012

Paintjunky

A bit more hunting, only involves clicking on your own link!

rpg

I think the soldier is meant to be Prince Philip. I'll try to get a more square-on photo at lunchtime!

Jackwlondon

this is outside my flat! i'll check it out on the way home from work

AllanGT

it is obvious that it is the great Mr Brainwash ,,, look at the bucket in HM right hand you can see his signature 

Tarzan

yes i see a clue on the door in green,he uses that f word often

Tarzan

like here

Shira

It is Mr. Brainwash. I saw him putting it up and spoke to him after. He's going to be covering the whole building before his show in July - he has rented out the whole building.

Pesayflota

They've deleted something. FULL picture here pic.twitter.com/6t8wzqgc