Painting daubed on a city wall is actually worth a small fortune

Daily Echo: Southampton ‘Graffiti’ is a £20,000 Banksy original mural Southampton ‘Graffiti’ is a £20,000 Banksy original mural

HE is the world famous guerrilla graffiti artist who swoops secretly in the night to splash urban landscapes with his edgy paintings.

His anti-establishment work sells for up to £1m and his celebrity fans include Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. Now, the world’s most elusive aerosol painter Banksy has left his mark on a Southampton street wall in the middle of the night. Bristol-born Banksy, whose true identity remains secret, has sprayed a piece of his art work in Bevois Valley.

It has been painted on the 6ft white garden wall of a privately-owned terraced house.

Experts estimate the work would be worth more than £20,000 and that does not include the cost of putting up a new wall. Dozens have already travelled to take photos of the eye-catching drawing of a monochrome young boy who appears to be sat on a pavement holding a balloon with the words “No Future” in red letters above.

It is believed the urban warrior sprayed his iconic stencil en route to the Isle of Wight.

Although the art has been there for a number of weeks it has only just been confirmed as the work of the famous spray painter.

Keith Sekree, owner of TAOI Gallery in Shamrock Quay, who displays Banksy originals, said the work will make the city more vibrant.

The art dealer, said: “It is really unusual for him to do such a random piece. Usually there is a point to him being there. It is the first time he has been to Southampton and it is fantastic for the city.

“One of the most sought after artists of a generation has spent his time painting something which really should be preserved for people to see and appreciate.”

Mr Sekree, added: “The piece in Southampton is a great one, it encapsulates so much of what Banksy is good at. The message is linked to his famous Girl With Balloon via the red balloon making up part of the slogan.”

Local councillor for Bevois and Labour arts spokesman, Derek Burke added: “It’s fabulous that Banksy’s been to Bevois and left his mark. It might be a springboard to add some life into what is a run-down area and get people flooding into the city.

Last night, Southampton City Council confirmed they would not be removing the work.

Leader Councillor Royston Smith said: “The graffiti was done on a private wall and naturally we would let the owner decide what they want to do with it. The council would therefore not protect the work.”

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12:18pm Tue 23 Nov 10

St Retford says...

I know there will be lots of reactionary comments about how this is vandalism and how the wall should be scrubbed clean blah blah blah but I think this is really beautiful.
I know there will be lots of reactionary comments about how this is vandalism and how the wall should be scrubbed clean blah blah blah but I think this is really beautiful. St Retford

12:18pm Tue 23 Nov 10

StEmmosfire says...

Wow - how do they put a value of £20,000 though. I do like Banksy's work. How does it get confirmed as a Banksy original? Who owns it - how can they sell it, SO many questions!
Wow - how do they put a value of £20,000 though. I do like Banksy's work. How does it get confirmed as a Banksy original? Who owns it - how can they sell it, SO many questions! StEmmosfire

12:29pm Tue 23 Nov 10

Spot O'Bother says...

I would have thought that they could confirm that it was a Banksy by asking him.

I don't necessarily agree with all his sentiments, but he has a style of presenting them that I most certainly do agree with.
I would have thought that they could confirm that it was a Banksy by asking him. I don't necessarily agree with all his sentiments, but he has a style of presenting them that I most certainly do agree with. Spot O'Bother

12:29pm Tue 23 Nov 10

StEmmosfire says...

St Retford wrote:
I know there will be lots of reactionary comments about how this is vandalism and how the wall should be scrubbed clean blah blah blah but I think this is really beautiful.
Probably a hoax though. Apparently Banksy will always ask for permission first.
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: I know there will be lots of reactionary comments about how this is vandalism and how the wall should be scrubbed clean blah blah blah but I think this is really beautiful.[/p][/quote]Probably a hoax though. Apparently Banksy will always ask for permission first. StEmmosfire

12:47pm Tue 23 Nov 10

G0Rf says...

so its not criminal damage then?
so its not criminal damage then? G0Rf

12:52pm Tue 23 Nov 10

Elgy says...

Cool! Is apparently verified a genuine Banksy. For those who want to see it, it is on Mount Pleasant Road, round the corner from the Dungeon club and opposite Hodges Autolec shop. Hopefully the owner will let it stay.
Cool! Is apparently verified a genuine Banksy. For those who want to see it, it is on Mount Pleasant Road, round the corner from the Dungeon club and opposite Hodges Autolec shop. Hopefully the owner will let it stay. Elgy

12:56pm Tue 23 Nov 10

Elgy says...

G0Rf wrote:
so its not criminal damage then?
Technically, yes, it is covered by the Criminal Damage Act. Knowing Southampton City Council, they will be the first to try and actually prosecute Banksy!! After all the damage they've caused to the city....
[quote][p][bold]G0Rf[/bold] wrote: so its not criminal damage then?[/p][/quote]Technically, yes, it is covered by the Criminal Damage Act. Knowing Southampton City Council, they will be the first to try and actually prosecute Banksy!! After all the damage they've caused to the city.... Elgy

12:56pm Tue 23 Nov 10

southy says...

he is a great artist that,s for sure, a lot of his work carries a socialist message, but not all he has done some great artist work on the street with chalks also.
he is a great artist that,s for sure, a lot of his work carries a socialist message, but not all he has done some great artist work on the street with chalks also. southy

12:59pm Tue 23 Nov 10

Denzil Romsey says...

I think it looks awful. This yob needs to be prosecuted.
I think it looks awful. This yob needs to be prosecuted. Denzil Romsey

1:10pm Tue 23 Nov 10

soton1980 says...

Denzil Romsey wrote:
I think it looks awful. This yob needs to be prosecuted.
I disagree. Banksy's artwork actually has a message unlike most vandalism or tags. The location of Bevois Valley is also significant as it is an area of Southampton which has been somewhat neglected and let down by the council (in my opinion). I hope it stays!
[quote][p][bold]Denzil Romsey[/bold] wrote: I think it looks awful. This yob needs to be prosecuted.[/p][/quote]I disagree. Banksy's artwork actually has a message unlike most vandalism or tags. The location of Bevois Valley is also significant as it is an area of Southampton which has been somewhat neglected and let down by the council (in my opinion). I hope it stays! soton1980

1:35pm Tue 23 Nov 10

Call2Arms says...

On the other hand it says it was a stencil so frankly anyone could have done it. Give me the stencil and I could do it.
And typical councillor comment..it might get people flooding into the city.
Yeah right. Perhaps if you cleaned up Bevois Valley people would come.
Finally I bet someone sprays somthing over it within a week.
On the other hand it says it was a stencil so frankly anyone could have done it. Give me the stencil and I could do it. And typical councillor comment..it might get people flooding into the city. Yeah right. Perhaps if you cleaned up Bevois Valley people would come. Finally I bet someone sprays somthing over it within a week. Call2Arms

1:36pm Tue 23 Nov 10

Brite Spark says...

These Canadian tourism ads, including the annoying kid on the bear advert, are really getting up my nostrils.
These Canadian tourism ads, including the annoying kid on the bear advert, are really getting up my nostrils. Brite Spark

1:42pm Tue 23 Nov 10

Snarfpup says...

Love it!!!!
Love it!!!! Snarfpup

1:43pm Tue 23 Nov 10

southy says...

bansky can come and spray on my wall any time, i do enjoy some of his works.
bansky can come and spray on my wall any time, i do enjoy some of his works. southy

1:47pm Tue 23 Nov 10

Big Mac says...

What happens if this inspires a number of copycats; imagine if Southy started scrawling his political views across private property – what with all those spelling mistakes to boot – what exactly would people make of that?
What happens if this inspires a number of copycats; imagine if Southy started scrawling his political views across private property – what with all those spelling mistakes to boot – what exactly would people make of that? Big Mac

1:55pm Tue 23 Nov 10

SpittingFire says...

QUOTE: “It is really unusual for him to do such a random piece. Usually there is a point to him being there. It is the first time he has been to Southampton and it is fantastic for the city."
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Pardon Keith! Come on sir, you know better than that! Being at random? Artists of his caliber don't do at random. Surely you'd know that sir!
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"fantastic for the city"
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Has anyone read the text in text piece? Everyone keeps glossing over that one... Fantastic for the city yes, nice sentiment indeed thrown in too! Let's try and digest this work a bit more... for a start you could say it sounds like Banksy didn't like what he saw and knew, won't be back here in a hurry.
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Cllr Burke: "It might be a springboard to add some life into what is a run-down area and get people flooding into the city." Come now Councillor Burke! am I the only one that can read what it says?!
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Give Banksy the "I Am Southampton's Favourite Piece of Public Art" Award!
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Surprised that Liz Smith our Public Art Officer hasn't commented on this, I am disappointed. Maybe she's avoiding saying anything that might get her into trouble. And speaking of public art and getting into trouble...!
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Doubt we'll see that Nick Hancock's "masterpeice" on our city's waterfront any-time soon. Not with all that Spitfire Monument controversy preying down on him. Foolish man. And Cllr Hannides, I'm surprised at how increasingly badly he's managing it.
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Thanks Banksy, I knew your imminent invasion would work out great! (I do wish you had got that Spitfire drawing done in time somewhere there too! We'll save that number for a future date perhaps).
QUOTE: “It is really unusual for him to do such a random piece. Usually there is a point to him being there. It is the first time he has been to Southampton and it is fantastic for the city." . Pardon Keith! Come on sir, you know better than that! Being at random? Artists of his caliber don't do at random. Surely you'd know that sir! . "fantastic for the city" . Has anyone read the text in text piece? Everyone keeps glossing over that one... Fantastic for the city yes, nice sentiment indeed thrown in too! Let's try and digest this work a bit more... for a start you could say it sounds like Banksy didn't like what he saw and knew, won't be back here in a hurry. . Cllr Burke: "It might be a springboard to add some life into what is a run-down area and get people flooding into the city." Come now Councillor Burke! am I the only one that can read what it says?! . Give Banksy the "I Am Southampton's Favourite Piece of Public Art" Award! . Surprised that Liz Smith our Public Art Officer hasn't commented on this, I am disappointed. Maybe she's avoiding saying anything that might get her into trouble. And speaking of public art and getting into trouble...! . Doubt we'll see that Nick Hancock's "masterpeice" on our city's waterfront any-time soon. Not with all that Spitfire Monument controversy preying down on him. Foolish man. And Cllr Hannides, I'm surprised at how increasingly badly he's managing it. . Thanks Banksy, I knew your imminent invasion would work out great! (I do wish you had got that Spitfire drawing done in time somewhere there too! We'll save that number for a future date perhaps). SpittingFire

1:56pm Tue 23 Nov 10

SpittingFire says...

southy wrote:
he is a great artist that,s for sure, a lot of his work carries a socialist message, but not all he has done some great artist work on the street with chalks also.
Southy's got the right idea!
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: he is a great artist that,s for sure, a lot of his work carries a socialist message, but not all he has done some great artist work on the street with chalks also.[/p][/quote]Southy's got the right idea! SpittingFire

1:56pm Tue 23 Nov 10

St Retford says...

Big Mac wrote:
What happens if this inspires a number of copycats; imagine if Southy started scrawling his political views across private property – what with all those spelling mistakes to boot – what exactly would people make of that?
That would be AMAZING. Peoples' protest by way of public art could be just the sort of 21st century dissidence the country needs right now. A few marchers can be ignored, but what if every spare bit of wall in the land in covered in art that mocks the current administration with its joy and beauty and brilliance?
[quote][p][bold]Big Mac[/bold] wrote: What happens if this inspires a number of copycats; imagine if Southy started scrawling his political views across private property – what with all those spelling mistakes to boot – what exactly would people make of that?[/p][/quote]That would be AMAZING. Peoples' protest by way of public art could be just the sort of 21st century dissidence the country needs right now. A few marchers can be ignored, but what if every spare bit of wall in the land in covered in art that mocks the current administration with its joy and beauty and brilliance? St Retford

1:57pm Tue 23 Nov 10

SpittingFire says...

Big Mac wrote:
What happens if this inspires a number of copycats; imagine if Southy started scrawling his political views across private property – what with all those spelling mistakes to boot – what exactly would people make of that?
Southy's got the right idea!
[quote][p][bold]Big Mac[/bold] wrote: What happens if this inspires a number of copycats; imagine if Southy started scrawling his political views across private property – what with all those spelling mistakes to boot – what exactly would people make of that?[/p][/quote]Southy's got the right idea! SpittingFire

1:58pm Tue 23 Nov 10

SpittingFire says...

St Retford wrote:
Big Mac wrote:
What happens if this inspires a number of copycats; imagine if Southy started scrawling his political views across private property – what with all those spelling mistakes to boot – what exactly would people make of that?
That would be AMAZING. Peoples' protest by way of public art could be just the sort of 21st century dissidence the country needs right now. A few marchers can be ignored, but what if every spare bit of wall in the land in covered in art that mocks the current administration with its joy and beauty and brilliance?
St Retford's got the right idea too!
[quote][p][bold]St Retford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Big Mac[/bold] wrote: What happens if this inspires a number of copycats; imagine if Southy started scrawling his political views across private property – what with all those spelling mistakes to boot – what exactly would people make of that?[/p][/quote]That would be AMAZING. Peoples' protest by way of public art could be just the sort of 21st century dissidence the country needs right now. A few marchers can be ignored, but what if every spare bit of wall in the land in covered in art that mocks the current administration with its joy and beauty and brilliance?[/p][/quote]St Retford's got the right idea too! SpittingFire

1:59pm Tue 23 Nov 10

Big Mac says...

SpittingFire wrote:
QUOTE: “It is really unusual for him to do such a random piece. Usually there is a point to him being there. It is the first time he has been to Southampton and it is fantastic for the city."
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Pardon Keith! Come on sir, you know better than that! Being at random? Artists of his caliber don't do at random. Surely you'd know that sir!
.
"fantastic for the city"
.
Has anyone read the text in text piece? Everyone keeps glossing over that one... Fantastic for the city yes, nice sentiment indeed thrown in too! Let's try and digest this work a bit more... for a start you could say it sounds like Banksy didn't like what he saw and knew, won't be back here in a hurry.
.
Cllr Burke: "It might be a springboard to add some life into what is a run-down area and get people flooding into the city." Come now Councillor Burke! am I the only one that can read what it says?!
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Give Banksy the "I Am Southampton's Favourite Piece of Public Art" Award!
.
Surprised that Liz Smith our Public Art Officer hasn't commented on this, I am disappointed. Maybe she's avoiding saying anything that might get her into trouble. And speaking of public art and getting into trouble...!
.
Doubt we'll see that Nick Hancock's "masterpeice" on our city's waterfront any-time soon. Not with all that Spitfire Monument controversy preying down on him. Foolish man. And Cllr Hannides, I'm surprised at how increasingly badly he's managing it.
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Thanks Banksy, I knew your imminent invasion would work out great! (I do wish you had got that Spitfire drawing done in time somewhere there too! We'll save that number for a future date perhaps).
Sounds like you're going to run out of crayons pretty soon.
[quote][p][bold]SpittingFire[/bold] wrote: QUOTE: “It is really unusual for him to do such a random piece. Usually there is a point to him being there. It is the first time he has been to Southampton and it is fantastic for the city." . Pardon Keith! Come on sir, you know better than that! Being at random? Artists of his caliber don't do at random. Surely you'd know that sir! . "fantastic for the city" . Has anyone read the text in text piece? Everyone keeps glossing over that one... Fantastic for the city yes, nice sentiment indeed thrown in too! Let's try and digest this work a bit more... for a start you could say it sounds like Banksy didn't like what he saw and knew, won't be back here in a hurry. . Cllr Burke: "It might be a springboard to add some life into what is a run-down area and get people flooding into the city." Come now Councillor Burke! am I the only one that can read what it says?! . Give Banksy the "I Am Southampton's Favourite Piece of Public Art" Award! . Surprised that Liz Smith our Public Art Officer hasn't commented on this, I am disappointed. Maybe she's avoiding saying anything that might get her into trouble. And speaking of public art and getting into trouble...! . Doubt we'll see that Nick Hancock's "masterpeice" on our city's waterfront any-time soon. Not with all that Spitfire Monument controversy preying down on him. Foolish man. And Cllr Hannides, I'm surprised at how increasingly badly he's managing it. . Thanks Banksy, I knew your imminent invasion would work out great! (I do wish you had got that Spitfire drawing done in time somewhere there too! We'll save that number for a future date perhaps).[/p][/quote]Sounds like you're going to run out of crayons pretty soon. Big Mac

2:03pm Tue 23 Nov 10

SpittingFire says...

Big Mac wrote:
SpittingFire wrote:
QUOTE: “It is really unusual for him to do such a random piece. Usually there is a point to him being there. It is the first time he has been to Southampton and it is fantastic for the city."
.
Pardon Keith! Come on sir, you know better than that! Being at random? Artists of his caliber don't do at random. Surely you'd know that sir!
.
"fantastic for the city"
.
Has anyone read the text in text piece? Everyone keeps glossing over that one... Fantastic for the city yes, nice sentiment indeed thrown in too! Let's try and digest this work a bit more... for a start you could say it sounds like Banksy didn't like what he saw and knew, won't be back here in a hurry.
.
Cllr Burke: "It might be a springboard to add some life into what is a run-down area and get people flooding into the city." Come now Councillor Burke! am I the only one that can read what it says?!
.
Give Banksy the "I Am Southampton's Favourite Piece of Public Art" Award!
.
Surprised that Liz Smith our Public Art Officer hasn't commented on this, I am disappointed. Maybe she's avoiding saying anything that might get her into trouble. And speaking of public art and getting into trouble...!
.
Doubt we'll see that Nick Hancock's "masterpeice" on our city's waterfront any-time soon. Not with all that Spitfire Monument controversy preying down on him. Foolish man. And Cllr Hannides, I'm surprised at how increasingly badly he's managing it.
.
Thanks Banksy, I knew your imminent invasion would work out great! (I do wish you had got that Spitfire drawing done in time somewhere there too! We'll save that number for a future date perhaps).
Sounds like you're going to run out of crayons pretty soon.
Spray cans this time, not crayons.
[quote][p][bold]Big Mac[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SpittingFire[/bold] wrote: QUOTE: “It is really unusual for him to do such a random piece. Usually there is a point to him being there. It is the first time he has been to Southampton and it is fantastic for the city." . Pardon Keith! Come on sir, you know better than that! Being at random? Artists of his caliber don't do at random. Surely you'd know that sir! . "fantastic for the city" . Has anyone read the text in text piece? Everyone keeps glossing over that one... Fantastic for the city yes, nice sentiment indeed thrown in too! Let's try and digest this work a bit more... for a start you could say it sounds like Banksy didn't like what he saw and knew, won't be back here in a hurry. . Cllr Burke: "It might be a springboard to add some life into what is a run-down area and get people flooding into the city." Come now Councillor Burke! am I the only one that can read what it says?! . Give Banksy the "I Am Southampton's Favourite Piece of Public Art" Award! . Surprised that Liz Smith our Public Art Officer hasn't commented on this, I am disappointed. Maybe she's avoiding saying anything that might get her into trouble. And speaking of public art and getting into trouble...! . Doubt we'll see that Nick Hancock's "masterpeice" on our city's waterfront any-time soon. Not with all that Spitfire Monument controversy preying down on him. Foolish man. And Cllr Hannides, I'm surprised at how increasingly badly he's managing it. . Thanks Banksy, I knew your imminent invasion would work out great! (I do wish you had got that Spitfire drawing done in time somewhere there too! We'll save that number for a future date perhaps).[/p][/quote]Sounds like you're going to run out of crayons pretty soon.[/p][/quote]Spray cans this time, not crayons. SpittingFire

2:10pm Tue 23 Nov 10

Big Mac says...

The manifesto is written! First person to declare 'Southy for Mayor' on a prominent site within the City gets a prize! (Or a job, whichever they'd prefer).
The manifesto is written! First person to declare 'Southy for Mayor' on a prominent site within the City gets a prize! (Or a job, whichever they'd prefer). Big Mac

2:21pm Tue 23 Nov 10

SpittingFire says...

Big Mac wrote:
The manifesto is written! First person to declare 'Southy for Mayor' on a prominent site within the City gets a prize! (Or a job, whichever they'd prefer).
My cans are ready for dusk to fall...
[quote][p][bold]Big Mac[/bold] wrote: The manifesto is written! First person to declare 'Southy for Mayor' on a prominent site within the City gets a prize! (Or a job, whichever they'd prefer).[/p][/quote]My cans are ready for dusk to fall... SpittingFire

3:37pm Tue 23 Nov 10

RoryMC says...

It doesn't beat "Le God For England" though.
It doesn't beat "Le God For England" though. RoryMC

3:46pm Tue 23 Nov 10

BlousinNoir says...

Funny how Mr Sekree has just opened up a gallery selling Banksy prints and then this appears! If you look around the city there is a whole host of copy cat stencilled art inspired by Banksy and others. Hate to be a doubter but I don't believe it's an original as its position is not high profile enough and the subject matters not right. Why is there not a quote in this article from the source that confirmed its authenticity? It's a fake!!!
Funny how Mr Sekree has just opened up a gallery selling Banksy prints and then this appears! If you look around the city there is a whole host of copy cat stencilled art inspired by Banksy and others. Hate to be a doubter but I don't believe it's an original as its position is not high profile enough and the subject matters not right. Why is there not a quote in this article from the source that confirmed its authenticity? It's a fake!!! BlousinNoir

3:59pm Tue 23 Nov 10

veedubber says...

One rule for Banksy...........
One rule for Banksy........... veedubber

4:01pm Tue 23 Nov 10

Snarfpup says...

BlousinNoir wrote:
Funny how Mr Sekree has just opened up a gallery selling Banksy prints and then this appears! If you look around the city there is a whole host of copy cat stencilled art inspired by Banksy and others. Hate to be a doubter but I don't believe it's an original as its position is not high profile enough and the subject matters not right. Why is there not a quote in this article from the source that confirmed its authenticity? It's a fake!!!
There is a strange Banksy style pic on a bollard on the junction of Northlands Road and Archers Road, I love it but don't think it is the genuine article. Its of a woman's face.
[quote][p][bold]BlousinNoir[/bold] wrote: Funny how Mr Sekree has just opened up a gallery selling Banksy prints and then this appears! If you look around the city there is a whole host of copy cat stencilled art inspired by Banksy and others. Hate to be a doubter but I don't believe it's an original as its position is not high profile enough and the subject matters not right. Why is there not a quote in this article from the source that confirmed its authenticity? It's a fake!!![/p][/quote]There is a strange Banksy style pic on a bollard on the junction of Northlands Road and Archers Road, I love it but don't think it is the genuine article. Its of a woman's face. Snarfpup

4:28pm Tue 23 Nov 10

southy says...

Snarfpup wrote:
BlousinNoir wrote:
Funny how Mr Sekree has just opened up a gallery selling Banksy prints and then this appears! If you look around the city there is a whole host of copy cat stencilled art inspired by Banksy and others. Hate to be a doubter but I don't believe it's an original as its position is not high profile enough and the subject matters not right. Why is there not a quote in this article from the source that confirmed its authenticity? It's a fake!!!
There is a strange Banksy style pic on a bollard on the junction of Northlands Road and Archers Road, I love it but don't think it is the genuine article. Its of a woman's face.
if i under stand rightly, banksy do sign all his works but you need to find his calling card, because it is mix up in the picture some where, he starts off with his calling card first then works the picture in it and around it. so its not obvious to the eye.
[quote][p][bold]Snarfpup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BlousinNoir[/bold] wrote: Funny how Mr Sekree has just opened up a gallery selling Banksy prints and then this appears! If you look around the city there is a whole host of copy cat stencilled art inspired by Banksy and others. Hate to be a doubter but I don't believe it's an original as its position is not high profile enough and the subject matters not right. Why is there not a quote in this article from the source that confirmed its authenticity? It's a fake!!![/p][/quote]There is a strange Banksy style pic on a bollard on the junction of Northlands Road and Archers Road, I love it but don't think it is the genuine article. Its of a woman's face.[/p][/quote]if i under stand rightly, banksy do sign all his works but you need to find his calling card, because it is mix up in the picture some where, he starts off with his calling card first then works the picture in it and around it. so its not obvious to the eye. southy

4:48pm Tue 23 Nov 10

Snarfpup says...

southy wrote:
Snarfpup wrote:
BlousinNoir wrote: Funny how Mr Sekree has just opened up a gallery selling Banksy prints and then this appears! If you look around the city there is a whole host of copy cat stencilled art inspired by Banksy and others. Hate to be a doubter but I don't believe it's an original as its position is not high profile enough and the subject matters not right. Why is there not a quote in this article from the source that confirmed its authenticity? It's a fake!!!
There is a strange Banksy style pic on a bollard on the junction of Northlands Road and Archers Road, I love it but don't think it is the genuine article. Its of a woman's face.
if i under stand rightly, banksy do sign all his works but you need to find his calling card, because it is mix up in the picture some where, he starts off with his calling card first then works the picture in it and around it. so its not obvious to the eye.
Ooh ok. Next time I am passing I will have a look :) If its one of his I will probably be spotted trying to get it in the boot of my car ;)
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Snarfpup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BlousinNoir[/bold] wrote: Funny how Mr Sekree has just opened up a gallery selling Banksy prints and then this appears! If you look around the city there is a whole host of copy cat stencilled art inspired by Banksy and others. Hate to be a doubter but I don't believe it's an original as its position is not high profile enough and the subject matters not right. Why is there not a quote in this article from the source that confirmed its authenticity? It's a fake!!![/p][/quote]There is a strange Banksy style pic on a bollard on the junction of Northlands Road and Archers Road, I love it but don't think it is the genuine article. Its of a woman's face.[/p][/quote]if i under stand rightly, banksy do sign all his works but you need to find his calling card, because it is mix up in the picture some where, he starts off with his calling card first then works the picture in it and around it. so its not obvious to the eye.[/p][/quote]Ooh ok. Next time I am passing I will have a look :) If its one of his I will probably be spotted trying to get it in the boot of my car ;) Snarfpup

4:55pm Tue 23 Nov 10

Denzil Romsey says...

RoryMC wrote:
It doesn't beat "Le God For England" though.
"Le God For England Now"

Classic.
[quote][p][bold]RoryMC[/bold] wrote: It doesn't beat "Le God For England" though.[/p][/quote]"Le God For England Now" Classic. Denzil Romsey

5:10pm Tue 23 Nov 10

RobJChase says...

Snarfpup wrote:
southy wrote:
Snarfpup wrote:
BlousinNoir wrote: Funny how Mr Sekree has just opened up a gallery selling Banksy prints and then this appears! If you look around the city there is a whole host of copy cat stencilled art inspired by Banksy and others. Hate to be a doubter but I don't believe it's an original as its position is not high profile enough and the subject matters not right. Why is there not a quote in this article from the source that confirmed its authenticity? It's a fake!!!
There is a strange Banksy style pic on a bollard on the junction of Northlands Road and Archers Road, I love it but don't think it is the genuine article. Its of a woman's face.
if i under stand rightly, banksy do sign all his works but you need to find his calling card, because it is mix up in the picture some where, he starts off with his calling card first then works the picture in it and around it. so its not obvious to the eye.
Ooh ok. Next time I am passing I will have a look :) If its one of his I will probably be spotted trying to get it in the boot of my car ;)
It's a genuine Banksy, its on his website
[quote][p][bold]Snarfpup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Snarfpup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BlousinNoir[/bold] wrote: Funny how Mr Sekree has just opened up a gallery selling Banksy prints and then this appears! If you look around the city there is a whole host of copy cat stencilled art inspired by Banksy and others. Hate to be a doubter but I don't believe it's an original as its position is not high profile enough and the subject matters not right. Why is there not a quote in this article from the source that confirmed its authenticity? It's a fake!!![/p][/quote]There is a strange Banksy style pic on a bollard on the junction of Northlands Road and Archers Road, I love it but don't think it is the genuine article. Its of a woman's face.[/p][/quote]if i under stand rightly, banksy do sign all his works but you need to find his calling card, because it is mix up in the picture some where, he starts off with his calling card first then works the picture in it and around it. so its not obvious to the eye.[/p][/quote]Ooh ok. Next time I am passing I will have a look :) If its one of his I will probably be spotted trying to get it in the boot of my car ;)[/p][/quote]It's a genuine Banksy, its on his website RobJChase

5:22pm Tue 23 Nov 10

Snarfpup says...

RobJChase wrote:
Snarfpup wrote:
southy wrote:
Snarfpup wrote:
BlousinNoir wrote: Funny how Mr Sekree has just opened up a gallery selling Banksy prints and then this appears! If you look around the city there is a whole host of copy cat stencilled art inspired by Banksy and others. Hate to be a doubter but I don't believe it's an original as its position is not high profile enough and the subject matters not right. Why is there not a quote in this article from the source that confirmed its authenticity? It's a fake!!!
There is a strange Banksy style pic on a bollard on the junction of Northlands Road and Archers Road, I love it but don't think it is the genuine article. Its of a woman's face.
if i under stand rightly, banksy do sign all his works but you need to find his calling card, because it is mix up in the picture some where, he starts off with his calling card first then works the picture in it and around it. so its not obvious to the eye.
Ooh ok. Next time I am passing I will have a look :) If its one of his I will probably be spotted trying to get it in the boot of my car ;)
It's a genuine Banksy, its on his website
Brilliant :) Thanks for checking!
[quote][p][bold]RobJChase[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Snarfpup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Snarfpup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BlousinNoir[/bold] wrote: Funny how Mr Sekree has just opened up a gallery selling Banksy prints and then this appears! If you look around the city there is a whole host of copy cat stencilled art inspired by Banksy and others. Hate to be a doubter but I don't believe it's an original as its position is not high profile enough and the subject matters not right. Why is there not a quote in this article from the source that confirmed its authenticity? It's a fake!!![/p][/quote]There is a strange Banksy style pic on a bollard on the junction of Northlands Road and Archers Road, I love it but don't think it is the genuine article. Its of a woman's face.[/p][/quote]if i under stand rightly, banksy do sign all his works but you need to find his calling card, because it is mix up in the picture some where, he starts off with his calling card first then works the picture in it and around it. so its not obvious to the eye.[/p][/quote]Ooh ok. Next time I am passing I will have a look :) If its one of his I will probably be spotted trying to get it in the boot of my car ;)[/p][/quote]It's a genuine Banksy, its on his website[/p][/quote]Brilliant :) Thanks for checking! Snarfpup

5:42pm Tue 23 Nov 10

lowe esteem says...

Call me old-fashioned but bring back "Hari and Al" and "Do the Strand"

One of my recent favourites was up on a wall in Brittania Road ready for our friends from Krap Nottarf- "Rollin' with Inland Revenue"
Call me old-fashioned but bring back "Hari and Al" and "Do the Strand" One of my recent favourites was up on a wall in Brittania Road ready for our friends from Krap Nottarf- "Rollin' with Inland Revenue" lowe esteem

5:45pm Tue 23 Nov 10

lowe esteem says...

Brite Spark wrote:
These Canadian tourism ads, including the annoying kid on the bear advert, are really getting up my nostrils.
Yep, as much of a Tourist Ad as a Banksy.
[quote][p][bold]Brite Spark[/bold] wrote: These Canadian tourism ads, including the annoying kid on the bear advert, are really getting up my nostrils.[/p][/quote]Yep, as much of a Tourist Ad as a Banksy. lowe esteem

5:49pm Tue 23 Nov 10

freemantlegirl2 says...

Big Mac wrote:
The manifesto is written! First person to declare 'Southy for Mayor' on a prominent site within the City gets a prize! (Or a job, whichever they'd prefer).
SOUTHY FOR MAYOR!!!!!


oh isn't this a prominent site then? perhaps not :)
[quote][p][bold]Big Mac[/bold] wrote: The manifesto is written! First person to declare 'Southy for Mayor' on a prominent site within the City gets a prize! (Or a job, whichever they'd prefer).[/p][/quote]SOUTHY FOR MAYOR!!!!! oh isn't this a prominent site then? perhaps not :) freemantlegirl2

6:15pm Tue 23 Nov 10

Ian24 says...

Love it or hate it the message behind it is a sad one for our city.

Security word = fail city
Love it or hate it the message behind it is a sad one for our city. Security word = fail city Ian24

7:05pm Tue 23 Nov 10

IanRRR says...

Ian24 wrote:
Love it or hate it the message behind it is a sad one for our city. Security word = fail city
Yes, its always sad when thugs start scrawling over peoples walls. It looks tat. End of!
[quote][p][bold]Ian24[/bold] wrote: Love it or hate it the message behind it is a sad one for our city. Security word = fail city[/p][/quote]Yes, its always sad when thugs start scrawling over peoples walls. It looks tat. End of! IanRRR

7:18pm Tue 23 Nov 10

hythe knights says...

hE IS a ChEAP cOpy Of jaMie REiD.
hE IS a ChEAP cOpy Of jaMie REiD. hythe knights

7:44pm Tue 23 Nov 10

drakey says...

Denzil Romsey wrote:
I think it looks awful. This yob needs to be prosecuted.
Have you heard of a thing called art?
[quote][p][bold]Denzil Romsey[/bold] wrote: I think it looks awful. This yob needs to be prosecuted.[/p][/quote]Have you heard of a thing called art? drakey

8:32pm Tue 23 Nov 10

stuartjebbitt says...

Saw an old mattress and some sheets in a front garden today, perhaps it was an original Tracey Emin....
Saw an old mattress and some sheets in a front garden today, perhaps it was an original Tracey Emin.... stuartjebbitt

8:46pm Tue 23 Nov 10

Ian24 says...

Banksy is Ikea art. Its all a bit old now.
His prints can be found in many flat pack houses or flats.
Banksy is Ikea art. Its all a bit old now. His prints can be found in many flat pack houses or flats. Ian24

9:35pm Tue 23 Nov 10

RadicalEmu says...

Wasn't the 'No Future' text already there? I swear I've driven past that slogan alone in the area recently!
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If the 'Eat The Rich' one is his work too, it's another nice adaptation of more boring graffiti.
Wasn't the 'No Future' text already there? I swear I've driven past that slogan alone in the area recently! . If the 'Eat The Rich' one is his work too, it's another nice adaptation of more boring graffiti. RadicalEmu

11:44pm Tue 23 Nov 10

Quite Frankly says...

Whether it's genuine or not, I like it a lot.
Whether it's genuine or not, I like it a lot. Quite Frankly

1:06am Wed 24 Nov 10

sc_hockeyrules says...

I went to see the Banksy just now and was shocked to find it painted over. Such a shame that he chose Southampton to be part of his artwork and now it has gone.
I went to see the Banksy just now and was shocked to find it painted over. Such a shame that he chose Southampton to be part of his artwork and now it has gone. sc_hockeyrules

8:06am Wed 24 Nov 10

Dasal says...

Just heard confirmation of previous posts news.

Why do some people have to ruin others enjoyment with such a selfish and mindless act???
Just heard confirmation of previous posts news. Why do some people have to ruin others enjoyment with such a selfish and mindless act??? Dasal

9:52am Wed 24 Nov 10

Snarfpup says...

sc_hockeyrules wrote:
I went to see the Banksy just now and was shocked to find it painted over. Such a shame that he chose Southampton to be part of his artwork and now it has gone.
I can't believe it :( Has it been painted over by the council ?
[quote][p][bold]sc_hockeyrules[/bold] wrote: I went to see the Banksy just now and was shocked to find it painted over. Such a shame that he chose Southampton to be part of his artwork and now it has gone.[/p][/quote]I can't believe it :( Has it been painted over by the council ? Snarfpup

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