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Could artwork in a lay-by off A47 at Wisbech be by elusive street artist Banksy?





Could critically-acclaimed street artist Banksy have been creative right here on our doorstep?

That’s the question being posed by a lorry driver who spotted a piece of art in the mystery artist’s style in a lay-by off the A47 near Wisbech.

Jeff Icate sent in a photo of the image and said: “Ok, so it's probably not - but have you seen the lay-by between South Brink and Elme Hall roundabout on the A47?

Is it or isn't it a Bansky? The image painted on concrete in a lay-by off the A47.
Is it or isn't it a Bansky? The image painted on concrete in a lay-by off the A47.

“I normally get to see all of the 'non-family friendly' scribbles on walls when I park up for a sleep in my lorry. This made a nice change from that.”

The artwork is certainly in a similar style to Banksy, whose real identity remains a closely guarded secret, and depicts a girl wearing a gas mask. But on balance, it is probably not by him.

However, if it were real it could be worth £10,000s. His original art sells on average for between £200,000 and £300,000.

A signed print can start from £35,000 and an unsigned one from about £12,000.



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