New Crawley street art ‘could be a Banksy’

Mysterious new street art has appeared on a Crawley wall, and a fan thinks it could be a Banksy.

Thursday, 26th November 2020, 4:00 pm

Warehouse worker Ryan Latter spotted the artwork – a girl running painted next to the message ‘Live, laugh, love’ – over the weekend while on the way to the shops.

The 29-year-old, who lives close to the artwork, said he thinks the painting on a wall in Ifield Road appeared over Saturday night.

Ryan added: “I didn’t really notice it for a while.

An artwork which a fan thinks 'could be a Banksy' has appeared in Crawley

“I have seen a lot of Banksy’s stuff before. I’m probably not an expert but I would say yes [it is his work].

“It has the same kind of style. It’s like his signature but it could be an imposter.”

If the artwork is confirmed as being by Banksy it would be a ‘big boon’ for Crawley, Ryan said.

He added: “I would be so happy if it’s a Banksy. It’s worth checking out at least.

“I know several people, particularly in my age group. They would take pride in the face Banksy has come to Crawley and given us a tag.”

Ryan has his fingers crossed the work is authentic, but he said even if it isn’t by the famed artist it’s still ‘nice to look at’.

He added: “Even if it’s not Banksy it’s the kind of graffiti you don’t mind.

“It livens the place up. It’s just a little pick me up for people walking past.”

Representatives for Banksy have been approached for comment.