'Banksy' mural appears on Leyton factory wall

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The mural in Leyton The mural in Leyton

A mural in the style of elusive street artist has Banksy has appeared on a factory wall in Leyton.

The work depicts a man in a clown mask riding an army tank along the side of the brick wall, with a bird lying dead on the ground nearby.

Today, employees of the Pekalp London factory told the Guardian they were unsure when the graffiti was sprayed on the building in Church Road.

According to one member of staff, the derelict area behind the factory and shop was covered by trees until recently.

The picture only became clearly visable when the foliage was chopped down.

World renowned artist Banksy uses a distinctive stencilling technique in his work which has appeared on buildings all over the world.

The artist, whose identity is unknown, often uses dark humour in his work to comment on social and political issues.

A Banksy mural removed from a wall in Haringey was recently sold at auction in the US.

The Guardian has contacted experts at the Tate Modern to see if the painting can be verified as an authentic Banksy piece.

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9:42pm Fri 16 May 14

kimwilson5580 says...

I saw a documentary on this artist. I still can't believe no one knows who he is. It seems he's some kind of legend. I saw that he had some guy sell his drawings on the sidewalk for ten bucks and only one person bought any. They were immediately worth 100K! Whoever this guy is I think he's incredible. I was wondering if anyone knew how I could get one of his murals printed like wallpaper? I want the high definition kind like this wall mural. Any suggestions?
I saw a documentary on this artist. I still can't believe no one knows who he is. It seems he's some kind of legend. I saw that he had some guy sell his drawings on the sidewalk for ten bucks and only one person bought any. They were immediately worth 100K! Whoever this guy is I think he's incredible. I was wondering if anyone knew how I could get one of his murals printed like wallpaper? I want the high definition kind like this wall mural. Any suggestions? kimwilson5580
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12:17pm Sat 17 May 14

Joe LDN says...

I photographed this piece on 25/10/2013... It's by the street artist 'Paul Insect', not Banksy! ... Joe, LDNGraffiti
I photographed this piece on 25/10/2013... It's by the street artist 'Paul Insect', not Banksy! ... Joe, LDNGraffiti Joe LDN
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9:02am Sun 18 May 14

ajay567 says...

I don't no him,
but i no what he is,
A VANDAL
I don't no him, but i no what he is, A VANDAL ajay567
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