New Banksy-style artwork spotted

PUBLISHED: 08:58 11 May 2011 | UPDATED: 09:42 11 May 2011

(click on image for larger view) Banksy Graffti artist, Captains Cabin, Weston.

(click on image for larger view) Banksy Graffti artist, Captains Cabin, Weston.

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AN URBAN artist whose work has been compared to Banksy has been busy once again.

Last month, a series of thought-provoking graffiti art spotted around Weston led to considerable speculation that infamous Banksy had been to town.

At the time, a Mercury investigation revealed the paintings to be the work of a Weston artist – whose identity remains a secret.

This week, a fresh artwork has appeared near the Captain’s Cabin pub in Birnbeck Road.

The art shows a young boy holding a large bomb – and looking towards the site of the former Royal Pier Hotel, which was burned out and demolished last year.

The artist behind the work said: “I’m not trying to be Banksy, I just want to make people think - and the reaction so far has been very good.”

* What do you think of the Banksy-style graffit? Art - or vandalism? Why not share your views below.

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