The arrival of a Banksy-design piece of art on a non-public driveway in the vicinity of The Racecourse has delighted the operator, who is a photographer and multi-media artist himself.
Allan Levy was alerted to the artwork on Monday night when his loved ones despatched him a backlink to a Chronicle & Echo Tweet about the piece.
The artwork appears to have been influenced by a online idea that the former presenter of children’s artwork show Art Assault, Neil Buchanan, is in truth the nameless avenue artist Banksy.
The artist and presenter denied the idea on Twitter at the weekend, declaring “contrary to the recent media frenzy – I am actually, hand on heart, NOT Banksy.”
The photo shows Neil Buchanan keeping a paint spray can and unmasking himself as the world-renowned avenue artist, and includes the Banksy symbol and a rat operating off towards Brick Kiln Lane.
Allan, who rents out his flat so was not in the building when the piece was designed, is a multi-media artist himself with do the job on the Saatchi Artwork web site, exactly where he bought a piece to a collector past 12 months.
A significant supporter of road art himself, he explained: “I was blown absent when I saw it.”
As shortly as he heard about the artwork he contacted pestcontroloffice.com, which verifies Banksy artwork.
Allan explained: “I bought an electronic mail to say it wasn’t by Banksy. I have an understanding of Banksy confirms all his function on Instagram.
“Even if it is not a real Banksy, it’s surely a wonderful piece of artwork. I really like road artwork and have integrated that fashion in some of my possess work, so when I moved
into the flat here six decades in the past I seemed at that wall and considered about finding a superior avenue artist to do a thing there.
“I in no way got all over to it and moved out a several a long time ago, but this is beyond anything at all I could have dreamed of.”
Allan also hosts an Airbnb place on his property and he hopes avenue art fans will like this excess attraction.
As a qualified photographer (allanlevyphotography.co.united kingdom), he couldn’t wait to get on to the internet site to consider pics and this early morning as quickly as there was adequate gentle he received down there to make sure it was recorded in all its glory.
He had only recently minimize back again some vegetation that ended up hanging in excess of on to the wall and reported: “I’m glad I did that very last 7 days, at the very least the artist experienced a clear house to perform with.”
The concern is, if it was not Banksy… who was it?
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