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PICTURES: Is this graffiti in a South Molton bus stop by Banksy?

By NDJJoe  |  Posted: March 06, 2014

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  • Could Banksy be behind this art work

  • Is this graffiti by Banksy?

  • Street art in a South Molton bus stop

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A South Molton bus stop may now be one of the most valuable in the county after street art, possibly by famous artist Banksy, is found inside.

The bus stop on the B3227 near the Mill on the Mole Residential Park has graffiti depicting a police officer painting out a love heart and a peace sign.

The Bristol based artist is famous for his contempt for the establishment.

London zoo was paid a visit by Banksy, who scaled the fence to the penguin enclosure and wrote in seven foot high letters "We're bored of fish".

In Torquay the Grosvenor hotel was paid a visit by Banksy in 2010.

The artwork depicting a robot and a man with a robot head is estimated to have increased the hotel's worth by £150,000.

Mill on the Mole manager Steven Antram said:"It's a really good drawing, very clever.

"It's been there for a while and several people have told me how much they like it.

"You either love graffiti or you hate it."

The Journal has contacted Banksy's PR team to authenticate the artwork.

If you have seen any interesting street art in North Devon email: joe@northdevonjournal.co.uk

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  • StLukesBowel  |  March 07 2014, 12:11PM

    No, it's not - and the Journal knows this. It also knows exactly what it's doing by suggesting it is - creating low end clickbait journalism for a few UVs on a story. The Journal's credibility continues to plummet...

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  • oxostu  |  March 07 2014, 9:43AM

    There's a world of difference between street art and criminal damage. A world of difference between a carefully crafted picture, and scrawling "I woz ere" across a wall. One requires skill, imagination and seeks to brighten our lives, the other is the opposite, unimaginative vandalism. Whether the art is to your personal taste, is another matter, but personally I think art brightens all our lives, especially when found in unexpected places that contrast with the grey uniformity of the concrete jungle

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  • Ozama  |  March 06 2014, 9:40PM

    But South Molton is a dump lord_luck

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  • lord_luck  |  March 06 2014, 5:55PM

    Nothing brings down an area like graffiti and litter. You can call it 'street art' but it is nothing more than criminal damage.

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