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Banksy confirms he was behind ‘Spraycation’ street art that began appearing last week

Written by on 13/08/2021

Banksy has confirmed he was behind pieces of street art which appeared in Suffolk and Norfolk.

People flocked to see the art that began appearing a week ago in East Anglia, with many speculating that Banksy was behind them. But the artist remained silent.

However, he has now claimed responsibility for them on his Instagram page with a video showing him working on the pieces – called A Great British Spraycation.

Among them is a rat sitting on a deckchair with a martini class under an umbrella in Lowestoft, and another in Nicholas Everitt Park, showing three children standing in a boat.

One child appears to be looking ahead out to sea, another behind looking over their shoulder, and a third at the back of the boat leaning over the side holding a bucket.

This piece was seen on the side of a house in Lowestoft in Suffolk
Image: This piece was seen on the side of a house in Lowestoft in Suffolk

Writing above the artwork says: “We’re all in the same boat.”

The boat was constructed out of scrap metal but has since been removed.

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In the video, Banksy is also seen working on a statue in King’s Lynn, putting an ice cream in its hand while making a tongue appear from its mouth.

One of the new works by Banksy, on one of the model houses in the Merrivale Model Village
Image: One of the new works by Banksy, on one of the model houses in the Merrivale Model Village
Earlier this year Banksy raised more than £16 million after auctioning some artwork which was originally displayed in a Southampton hospital
Image: Earlier this year Banksy raised more than £16 million after auctioning some artwork which was originally displayed in a Southampton hospital

The artist confirmed another work spotted on a wall outside the former Lowestoft Electrical shop on London Road North, which appears to show a child next to a sandcastle.

He also depicted a musician playing an instrument above a bus stop, while two people dance beside him.

Earlier this year, Banksy raised over £16m for health projects with an auction of a painting offering an “image of hope”.

After a week of speculation, Banksy claimed the pieces via a video on his Instagram page
Image: After a week of speculation, Banksy claimed the pieces via a video on his Instagram page
Another sculpture was seen on a statue in Kings Lynn
Image: Another sculpture was seen on a statue in Kings Lynn
Part of this piece in Nicholas Everitt Park in Lowestoft was made of scrap metal but has since been removed
Image: Part of this piece in Nicholas Everitt Park in Lowestoft was made of scrap metal but has since been removed

Game Changer appeared at Southampton Hospital during the first wave of the pandemic.

The anonymous graffiti artist auctioned the original canvas, with the reproduction of the work remaining in the hospital.

The painting fetched £16.7m, which is a world auction record for the artist, according to art auction house Christie’s.

 Sky News

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