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Mystery of ‘Banksy-style’ artwork which has appeared in Ipswich

PUBLISHED: 14:58 14 September 2020 | UPDATED: 15:51 14 September 2020

The 'Banksy-style' artwork was spray painted onto the side of a derelict building near to Tacket Street Car Park in Ipswich. Picture: ARCHANT

The 'Banksy-style' artwork was spray painted onto the side of a derelict building near to Tacket Street Car Park in Ipswich. Picture: ARCHANT

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A new piece of ‘Banksy-like’ street art has appeared in Ipswich town centre, leading some to ask if the famous artist paid the town a visit over the weekend.

The 'Banksy-style' artwork was spray painted onto the side of a derelict building near to Tacket Street Car Park in Ipswich. Picture: ARCHANTThe 'Banksy-style' artwork was spray painted onto the side of a derelict building near to Tacket Street Car Park in Ipswich. Picture: ARCHANT

The artwork, which depicts a doctor looking up to a face mask which replicates a white flag, has appeared on the side of a derelict office building near the Tacket Street NCP car park.

One Ipswich resident, who parks next to the building every day said that the new artwork - which he thinks was spray-painted over the weekend - is an exciting addition to the town.

The man, who wanted to remain anonymous, said: “I’ve always been a fan of Banksy and, even though this probably isn’t him, it’s great to see Banksy-style work around the town.

“There’s no reason why the next Banksy shouldn’t be from Ipswich.

The 'Banksy-style' artwork was spray painted onto the side of a derelict building near to Tacket Street Car Park in Ipswich. Picture: ARCHANTThe 'Banksy-style' artwork was spray painted onto the side of a derelict building near to Tacket Street Car Park in Ipswich. Picture: ARCHANT

“I park here every day and it wasn’t here on Friday, so I think it was probably done over the weekend.”

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The resident added that he thought the image hinted at the effort NHS workers have made during the coronavirus outbreak and their current battle for a pay rise.

Banksy usually claims any genuine work on an Instagram page. However, the identity of the person behind this piece of art is yet to be revealed.


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