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A long-lost Banksy statement?

5 July 2019

Introducing Rakewell, Apollo’s wandering eye on the art world. Look out for regular posts taking a rakish perspective on art and museum stories

Yet another attempt to unmask Banksy… While researching an article on the mysterious graffiti merchant, resourceful ITV News journalist Robert Murphy stumbled on TV footage of a man claiming to be the artist being interviewed before to his 2003 breakthrough exhibition in Dalston, east London. ‘Banksy’ (or whoever was standing in for him at the time) hides most of his face behind a T-shirt and a baseball cap for the duration of the interview.

In the meantime, Banksy’s representatives have been characteristically gnomic on the matter. ‘No comment. We get loads of these,’ the Guardian reports them saying. Rakewell hesitates to jump to any sort of conclusion just yet. The search goes on.

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