Is this the work of Banksy?

A MYSTERIOUS painting, in the style of graffiti artist Banksy, has been left outside the home of the Turnip Prize organiser

A MYSTERIOUS painting, in the style of graffiti artist Banksy, has been left outside the home of the Turnip Prize organiser.

Trevor Prideaux organises the prize for the piece of art with the least amount of effort in Wedmore, as a spoof of the Turner Prize.

But last week an entry was left anonymously outside his home and shows a seaside picture in the form of a stencil of the Mona Lisa holding a rocket launcher and has a hole for people to poke their heads through.

The picture parodies Banksy's famous graffiti artwork of the Mona Lisa listening to headphones holding a rocket launcher.


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The question on everyone's lips is, is it a real Banksy? The artist has added the signature of Bank (by the) sea.

Trevor said: "I have made various inquires about the authenticity of the work and have been informed that it is certainly in the style of Banksy and the fact that it was left anonymously only adds to the growing possibility that it could be.

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"But there is one thing for sure, it is unlikely to win as the prize is only awarded to the person who has used the least amount of effort. This is far too good."

The closing date for entries is Monday.

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