Banksy tag spotted in Leeds city centre by graffiti artist – Leeds Live

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A Leeds artist has stumbled across what looks to be the work of famous graffiti guru Banksy in the city.

Gregory Metcalf, city artist and photographer The Alkomist, came across the art close to the church opposite Leeds train station.

Boldly printed on the black bollard are the words ‘Banksy. Chino Latino, Sorry! BRB’ with a smiling face.

It is not known if it is the work of the elusive Bristol artist, whose identity is unknown, but Gregory isn’t ruling anything out just yet.

He said: “I just thought ‘oh wow, I need pics’. I was in town to check out doing an art stall and to get some paint.

“It maybe is (a Banksy), yes.”

It would not be the first time this week that Banksy’s art – some worth millions of pounds – has popped up in UK cities.

In Nottingham, the world-famous street artist painted the image of a little girl playing hula hoop, on a wall in Ilkeston Road, on Thursday.

Banksy announced the work was his on his official Instagram account – which is his usual method – after Birmingham-based artist Itchers apparently laid claim to it.

Gregory Metcalf AKA The Alkomist spotted the tag in Leeds

In Hull 2017, Banksy also left his mark in several locations, including ‘Raise the Drawbridge’ on an abandoned bridge in the city.

It is thought the work eluded to an anti-Brexit stance in a city that overwhelmingly supported leaving the EU.

 

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