Like others who’ve accidentally fetched up here, I was mildly curious about the Banksy-esque figure on the Tubs building. A brief internet search sent me back to where I started: my own blog. But I did discover from a more general search that there were a wave of potential Banksy sightings in the U.S. earlier this year, and some excitement here in Seattle about some rats on Capitol Hill. Nothing new there, except these rats were painted, and in the style of Banksy.
Were they the work of Banksy? Nah. Not clever enough. The lines are too wobbly. Crap. The graffiti-nistas passed verdict and the consensus was clear. The final nail in the coffin was this detailed analysis posted on the Banksy forum and reproduced below. (Note: the Banksy forum’s header is the damaged Royal Family piece in Stoke Newington).
Now if all this wasn’t enough to convince you, mrease, who posted the above images, put it all together, and the courtroom gasped as he unveiled these last two images.
That just about wraps it up. If it wasn’t for those meddling kids… etc. Only one question remains: what happened to the barrel of toxic waste? And now we just need the Banksy forum experts to turn their attention to the Tubs figure.