'New Banksy' Has A Pop At The Royal Jubilee - But Is It Genuine?

15/05/2012 13:35 | Updated 15 July 2012

banksyjubilee The latest Banksy? We think so...

As the country gears up for a period of Queen-mania, that other great institution of British life Banksy appears to have weighed in with his thoughts on the Royal Jubilee.

A new piece of graffiti art in Banksy’s unmistakable style has popped up on a London street, and though, as ever, we’ll have to wait until it appears on his official website to know whether it’s actually his, the signs are certainly there.

The stencil – spotted on Wood Green High Road – depicts a small boy hunched ower a sewing machine churning out a production line of Union Jack bunting.

The black-and-white-with-a-splash-of-colour style and the wry (but explicit) anti-capitalist sentiment are classic Banksy, and the timing - only a few weeks before the start of the Jubilee - demonstrates his canniness for marketing.

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The real clincher though may be the level of attention that appears to have gone into the choice of location.

It’s been daubed on the wall of a branch of Poundland, who found themselves in hot water two years ago when it was revealed that a seven-year-old child in India had worked over 100 hours a week to produce some of its stock - and who have no doubt already ordered boxes of bunting by the tanker load ahead of Britain’s big party.

All things considered, we’re going to go out on a limb and call this one as a genuine.

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