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Where to find Bansky artwork in London and beyond

Simon Calder’s Travel

The overnight appearance of a Dorothy mural in Birmingham’s Gay Village has been confirmed to not be an artwork by Banksy after speculation that The Wizard Of Oz-themed art had been painted in the street artist’s iconic style.

However, an authentic Banksy mural caused a stir in London on 18 March with street art that many discerned to be a statement on environmental politics in the city.

The elusive British street artist’s artwork was back on the map for the first time since December after the tree mural appeared on the side of a building on Hornsey Road in Finsbury Park.

A green paint-splash behind a cut-back tree, with a stencil of a person holding a pressure hose to the side, was officially claimed by Banksy in an uncaptioned Instagram post.

Banksy’s ‘Well Hung Lover’ in Bristol (Getty)

Since reaching notability in the late 1990s, Banksy has hosted exhibitions including the Dismaland Bemusement Park in 2015, the Walled Off Hotel in Bethlehem with “the worst view in the world”, and a Cut & Run project in Glasgow last year to officially display his art.

Though his work spans the continents, with artistic stints in New York, Paris and Ukraine outside of the UK, galleries and building owners often auction or relocate the prized pieces to avoid vandalism, and the appearance of most murals is fleeting.

Several of the graffiti artist’s famed rat stencils still exist in the capital, and past works scatter the Bristol harbourside where his spray painting career began.

As crowds flock to Finsbury Park to see the four-storey mural while they still can, here’s where to go to see Banksy’s art around the world.

London

Hornsey Road, Finsbury Park

Banky’s latest artwork landed in London on Sunday evening (AP)

The new mural painted in north London has been confirmed to be by Banksy. The artwork, on the side of a building on Hornsey Road in Finsbury Park, features green paint sprayed on the building in front of a cut-back tree, creating the impression of foliage.

A Hornsey Road resident told The Independent: “It’s just great – when we read about it last night, we knew we to come and see it as soon as possible.

“We feel so proud to think he chose our street.”

The mural was defaced by vandals with two licks of white paint just two days after it appeared, a giant plastic sheet and a fence are now in place to protect the…

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