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A Suspiciously Banksy-Esque Mural Has Appeared In Marble Arch

Georgie Hoole Georgie Hoole - EXECUTIVE EDITOR

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A powerful mural appeared next to Extinction Rebellion’s camp in Marble Arch last week.

Looking suspiciously Banksy-esque, the work shows a child holding an Extinction Rebellion logo next to a sapling, with the words ‘From this moment despair ends and tactics begin’ [sic]. The quote has been taken from Raoul Vaneigem’s The Revolution of Everyday Life. (Photo: @amityyy)

Although it’s certainly his style, Banksy would usually confirm if a mural is his via his Instagram account. That doesn’t necessarily mean it’s not his, but people are sceptical.

However, The Guardian have reported that expert John Brandler, who owns a dozen pieces by the artist, is convinced. And Extinction Rebellion seem pretty sure that it’s his work, too:

Whoever the mysterious graffiti artist is, it’s a pretty powerful piece of work.

See also: 35 awesome art exhibitions to see in London in 2019.


Also published on Medium.