Prince William graffiti appears at Santa Barbara Polo Club but is it a Banksy?
A Banksy-style piece of graffiti inspired by the Prince William playing Polo has appeared on the wall of The Santa Barbara Polo Club.
The image shows a black and white picture of Prince William playing Polo on a Sea Horse.
It has been sprayed on a white cement wall at the Santa Barbara Polo Club. The stencil-type style has led to suggestions it could have been created by international artist Banksy, the mysterious graffiti master famous for his witty paintings and secrecy.
But its presence in Santa Barbara, California and the fact that the photos appear on the website for street artist known as Epelog. Epelog is a Banksy fan who is known as LA’s Own Banksy. However, Epelog’s work has appeared many times in Los Angeles where he sprayed celebrity blogger Perez Hilton with the words: “Love Theyself.”
The Prince William riding a Sea Horse has not been included on his official website www.banksy.co.uk.
Daily Mirror art critic Martin Newman said: “As Banksy never comments directly on the authenticity of works attributed to him, it has left him wide open to frauds and hoaxers – who try to pass off lookalike works as the real thing.
“Fans and professional art thieves have gone as far as cutting out whole sections of brick wall to remove these valuable works of art.”
This particular piece looks like an Epelog. While including Prince William, similar to Banksy’s style. The image of the Prince William riding a Sea Horse in particular is in Epelog’s style.
Epelog like Banksy, too, has a great visual wit, and what sets this stencil apart even more from the real thing is… it’s very clever.
Read more: http://www.epelog.com