Banksy: Is the famous artist behind this Sussex mural? Brighton News

A BANKSY-style work of art appeared on a downtown street.

The mural appeared on a wall at the corner of South Street and West Pallant in Chichester about three days ago.

While there is no confirmation that the piece is by the famous artist, it bears a similar stencil style.

The Argus: The "Banksy" appeared in Chichester.  Photo by Walter FranciscoThe “Banksy” appeared in Chichester. Photo by Walter Francisco

It shows two rats following a cat, holding signs reading “This is Priti Awful” and “Kill the Bill”.

The signs refer to protests that have taken place in recent weeks in opposition to the government’s new police, crime, sentencing and court bill.

The original graffiti of a multicolored cat was created by artist JPS in 2018.

Walter Francisco, film director and programmer at the Chichester Cinema in New Park spotted the artwork.

He said: “I walk from my job to the train station every day and have always loved the cat.

“So when I saw he had two little followers, I just had to take pictures.”

The Argus: A Possible Banksy also appeared in NewhavenA possible Banksy has also appeared in Newhaven

The artwork is the second potential Banksy to be spotted in the county in as many months.

A Newhaven walker said she was doing her daily exercise when she came across what she believes to be a Banksy piece of art in front of a new housing estate under construction at The Fairway, west of the city, off the A259.

It shows a little girl holding the hand of a furry creature with a sad face, watching a bulldozer spewing black smoke.

The message reads: “The green fields are gone forever. These houses are not affordable. ”

The stenciled illustration also shows black spots on tractor tracks and felled tree stumps.

It seems to question the affordability of homes, while raising concerns about the environment.

In February, a Banksy mural that appeared on a Nottingham street was sold to an Essex-based art collector for an undisclosed six-figure sum.

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This notice was published: 2021-04-16 09:50:00