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Potential Banksy artwork appears in English town

Fans will be keeping an eye on his Instagram account to see if he claims responsibility.

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STREET ART HAS has appeared in an English town which may be the work of elusive artist Banksy.

The artwork, in Lowestoft on the English North Sea coast, shows three children standing in a boat which appears to have been fashioned out of a piece of scrap metal.

The possible Banksy features one child looking ahead as though out to sea, another child behind looking over their shoulder, and a third child at the back of the boat appearing to be leaning over the side holding a bucket.

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

The metal part of the artwork has since been removed, and pictures show a man in fluorescent overalls appearing to drag it way.

Meanwhile, another artwork has been spotted on a wall outside the former Lowestoft Electrical shop on London Road North, which appears to show a child next to a sand castle.

A slab next to the sand castle seems to have been raised from the pavement and is sitting out of place next to where it appears it should be.

Banksy fans will be keeping an eye on his Instagram account to see if he confirms these two pieces of art are indeed his work.

Earlier this year, Banksy raised more than £16 million (€18.9 million) for health projects with the auction of a painting offering an “image of hope”.

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 £16.7 million (€19.7 million), which is a world auction record for the artist, according to Christie’s.

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Proceeds from its sale will be used to support health organisations and charities which enhance the care and treatment provided by the NHS, the auction house said.

In March, groups in Reading expressed “huge disappointment” after a mural by Banksy on the side of a former prison was defaced with red paint.

The artwork, entitled Create Escape, appeared on the red brick wall of Reading Prison on 1 March and showed an inmate escaping lockdown using a knotted spool of paper from a typewriter.

Pictures emerged showing that the piece had been defaced with red paint covering the typewriter, with the phrase “Team Robbo” below.

This appears to be a reference to graffiti artist King Robbo, who was in a long-running feud with Banksy before his death in 2014.

Their rivalry is said to have begun in 2009, when Banksy painted over one of King Robbo’s tags by Regent’s Canal in Camden, London.

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