A mural of a man being chased by police and paparazzi close to London Bridge that was reportedly to be by graffiti artist Banksy is in fact a fake.
Unveiled for Easter, the artwork shows a religious man carrying the cross while photographers take snapshots of his suffering and angry police wield batons at him.
The piece of street art used his trademark stencilling technique and is in line with his usual subject matter and was reported by London based art site artlyst.com that the new mural has been nicknamed “the stations of the cross.” London based public arts enterprise Art Below first tweeted a picture of the new mural on Thursday claiming it was a Banksy. However, Banksy’s PR has now confirmed the artwork is a fake.
The police stencil was apparently taken from this T-Shirt by Red Molotov: