World News – GB – Live: Banksy confirms Nottingham artwork is his creation


World famous street artist Banksy has confirmed that an image painted on a wall in Lenton is his own creation

The illusory artist confirmed the news with a post on his official Instagram page on Saturday morning October 17

The work was first reported on a wall on Ilkeston Road in Nottingham on Thursday 15 October and depicts a child hula-hooping with the missing tire from a nearby bicycle

Speculation mounted earlier this week was made by the artist and Nottingham City Council installed a plexiglass screen next to it, although experts were not convinced it was a real Banksy

We understand that they are present to make sure it is not degraded again, as well as to watch the crowd

Tessa O’Connor 46 and her daughter Lamara-Grace O’Connor, 4, were among the first people at the scene after Banksy confirmed the news

Tessa said, « I was on top of the news and social media and when I realized where it was I couldn’t believe my grandma lived here and grew up here

« It is a huge honor that he chose to put it here and that it is definitely him

Danial Ahmet, a 23-year-old student at the University of Nottingham, said: « I can’t believe from all corners that he chose this one Such a random street We wondered why there was crowds

« My roommate first reported me When I first saw him I didn’t see the big deal But now I understand

« I think it’s great Sad there was paint on it – don’t understand why you would want to ruin it

<p It makes us a little happier because there isn't much we can do or go out at the moment! "

Lewis North, 28, owns a business that regularly uses the nearby post office He said: « I think it’s amazing – but unfortunately it has been degraded

« He still has a message Apparently he went to the store up the road to buy a Ribena – we also don’t think the bike was there before »

Another street artist, known only as Itchers, had attempted earlier today to claim credit for the work

He first appeared earlier this week and speculation has grown as to whether he was a real Banksy

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