Speculation around the authorship of a work of street art that appeared on a wall in the English city ended on Saturday, with the famous British artist posting the drawing on his Instagram account.
Famous British street artist Banksy claimed on social media on Saturday the drawing of a girl playing the hula hoop with a bicycle tire, which recently appeared on the wall of a Nottingham hair salon.
Stencil in black and white
By posting a photo of the work on his Instagram account, the artist put an end to speculation about his paternity, which had been rife since his appearance on Tuesday on the red brick wall in this city in central England.
In front of the black-and-white stencil, a worn-out bicycle with a missing tire was attached to a post, which was not there before the mural, according to barber shop manager Surinder Kaur, 42.
“Everyone is very excited, and a lot, a lot of people come to see the drawing,” she told the British agency Press Association.
“Unfortunately, I don’t own this property, I am renting it out,” she added, as the Bristol-based street artist’s works sometimes reach millions at auction.
According to her, local authorities covered the work with transparent plastic film to protect it.