Banksy has confirmed he was behind pieces of street art which appeared in Suffolk and Norfolk.
People flocked to see the art that began appearing a week ago in East Anglia, with many speculating that Banksy was behind them. But the artist remained silent.
However, he has now claimed responsibility for them on his Instagram page with a video showing him working on the pieces – called A Great British Spraycation.
Among them is a rat sitting on a deckchair with a martini class under an umbrella in Lowestoft, and another in Nicholas Everitt Park, showing three children standing in a boat.
One child appears to be looking ahead out to sea, another behind looking over their shoulder, and a third at the back of the boat leaning over the side holding a bucket.
Writing above the artwork says: “We’re all in the same boat.”
The boat was constructed out of scrap metal but has since been removed.
In the video, Banksy is also seen working on a statue in King’s Lynn, putting an ice cream in its hand while making a tongue appear from its mouth.
The artist confirmed another work spotted on a wall outside the former Lowestoft Electrical shop on London Road North, which appears to show a child next to a sandcastle.
He also depicted a musician playing an instrument above a bus stop, while two people dance beside him.
Earlier this year, Banksy raised over £16m for health projects with an auction of a painting offering an “image of hope”.
Game Changer appeared at Southampton Hospital during the first wave of the pandemic.
The anonymous graffiti artist auctioned the original canvas, with the reproduction of the work remaining in the hospital.
The painting fetched £16.7m, which is a world auction record for the artist, according to art auction house Christie’s.