Video Claims to Have Caught Banksy in the Act

By Gary Cutlack on at

Banksy, the mysterious artist who does all the clever ideas and hates big corporations and the government etc,, has apparently been caught on camera by a lady who papped him doing his graffiti art thing on a wall in Australia.

She whacked the clip of the escaping artist on YouTube, explaining: "So I was walking home from work late last night and I was watching a street artist doing a piece in hosier lane. I double backed and pulled out my phone as he was finishing up. Can't believe I just met Banksy!"

Met is perhaps a bit strong. Looked at and filmed him walking off and mumbling "fuck off" is more like it:

He wears hooded tops. A surefire way to spot a troublesome anti-establishment figure. They ought to ban hooded tops now, seeing as we are, as a nation, in the mood for banning things and people now.

Of course it's probably all a fake and a stunt for an exhibition. He's older than that. And wouldn't turn around to make sure the camera got a glimpse. [YouTube via Bristol Post]

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