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Banksy Shares Rare Footage Of Himself As He Creates Latest Artwork

Jess Hardiman

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Banksy Shares Rare Footage Of Himself As He Creates Latest Artwork

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Banksy

Banksy has shared rare footage of himself in action, having filmed as he created his latest artworks along the east coast of England - confirming they are all part of his 'Great British Spraycation'.

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A number of pieces have recently popped up in several spots, sparking speculation that the iconic street artist was behind them.

One, which appeared at the bottom of Links Hill in North Beach, Lowestoft, depicts a rat reclining in a deckchair with a cocktail in its hand.

Credit: Instagram/@banksy
Credit: Instagram/@banksy

Another, which showed up in Katwijk Way, also in Lowestoft, is of a giant seagull painted onto the side of a property, swooping down on a skip full of oversized 'chips', which are made from pieces of insulation material.

A piece on Admiralty Road in Great Yarmouth shows three people on top of a bus shelter - two dancing together, while another plays an accordion.

The artist posted a compilation video on Instagram, writing: "A Great British Spraycation."

Credit: Instagram/@banksy
Credit: Instagram/@banksy

The footage, which is accompanied by a cover of Tones and I hit 'Dance Monkey', shows fans how he created each of the artworks.

One person commented: "I think my favorite is the bus stop but the miniature at the end is awesome too!"

Credit: Instagram/@banksy
Credit: Instagram/@banksy

Another said: "The dancing couple is just so amazingly beautiful and detailed! I can't imagine anyone getting their panties in a twist over that one."

A third wrote: "The kid with the sand castle is so dope."

One other piece, which cropped up in Nicholas Everitt Park, Oulton Broad, saw the images of three children near a boat structure by a bridge, with the tagline: "We're all in the same boat."

Credit: Instagram/@banksy
Credit: Instagram/@banksy

According to the BBC, Oulton Broad Parish Council removed the metal 'boat' over flooding fears, as it was blocking a drain and heavy rain had been forecast.

However, a spokeswoman said it would be put back.

Credit: Instagram/@banksy
Credit: Instagram/@banksy

Speaking to the BBC, Professor Paul Gough, principal and vice chancellor of Arts University Bournemouth, said: "The team will have been scouting possible venues across East Anglian coast for some time: nothing is left to chance with Banksy's public artwork.

"Unlike your average tag, his stencils are pre-planned, prepared and perfectly positioned.

"Banksy is also adept at recycling stuff left lying around - a bicycle tyre, a pile of sand - or here at Oulton Broad, a corrugated metal sheet that doubles as a boat to convey a powerful environmental warning, as the children bail out the sinking ship."

Topics: UK News, News, Art, Banksy

Jess Hardiman
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