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New Banksy in London talks about ecology

Giorgia Massari

«If it isn’t Banksy, it’s an amazing copycat,» said radio speaker James Peak–creator of the BBC Radio 4 series The Banksy Story–referring to the new mural that appeared yesterday, March 17, on a building in north London, specifically in Hornsey Road, Finsbury Park. Peak had already figured it out, although Banksy had not yet made his authorship official by posting the work on his Instagram profile, as he is wont to do. In fact, the post appeared a few minutes ago on the @banksy account debunking any doubts and confirming Peak’s thesis. It is a work that interacts with the space, specifically with a bare tree with pruned branches placed in front of the building. It is clear that this time the intention of the world’s most famous street artist is to talk about ecology. A little girl – made with the stencil technique – is holding a pressure sprayer and looking upward, as if admiring her creation. A drip of green paint, placed against the background of the tree, recreates its foliage. The mural pops up on St. Patrick’s Day, suggesting that the choice of emerald green is a tribute to this holiday. In short, the keys to interpretation Banksy offers are always different and layered, some say the tree itself has a diatribe. Let’s wait to find out more, hoping that in the meantime the work will not be vandalized, as has happened in the past.

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