Days after reports first emerged about a possible string of new Bansky murals across coastal England, the street artist confirmed that he IS responsible for the works.
The murals, which appeared in the towns of Lowestoft, Gorleston, Oulton Broad, Cromer, and Great Yarmouth, feature many motifs found in Banksy’s ouvre, including his iconic rat.
The artist, who confirmed these street works on Instagram and his website, posted a video taking viewers on a journey he dubbed the
“Great English Spraycation”
It opens with an RV transporting the artist from one site to the next, set to an accordion rendition of the 2019 song Dance Monkey by Australian singer Tones & I.
The murals variously feature children wearing paper pirate hats with the words WE’RE ALL IN THE SAME BOAT behind them, an arcade crane claw painted on a wall above a bench, a couple swing dancing next to an accordion player, a man pumping air into a raft floating off with kids inside and hermit crabs holding up a sign that reads,
“Luxury rentals only”
(Photos, Banksy; via Artnet News)