Today’s Mail on Sunday has ‘exposed’ Banksy apparently.
Some of this is pretty compelling but some of the poor fact-checking (particularly with regards to Bristol’s geography and the fact that Sophie Anderton can’t have gone to a private boys’ school) suggests this story could be just another piece of Daily Mail opinion dressed up as journalism.
One thing it did make me wonder though- I wonder where all of Banksy’s money’s going? He must be making millions now. Is he just living the highlife?
Over here it says:
“Bristol Cathedral School is committed to providing an education which enables each pupil to develop his or her full potential…”
Are you sure it’s a boys’ school?
Sophie Anderton did attend the Cathedral School briefly in 1993. Presumably this was as a sixth former?
Those death notices refer to someone born in 1960. According the the Mail on Sunday banksy / Robin Cunningham was born in 1973, which fits the date of the school photo too.
Charmin’ like toilet paper 8)
It seems that the Gawker.com got this wrong as well. http://prbristol.co.uk/blog/2008/06/03/is-this-the-real-banksey/
Didn’t the BEP run this story a couple of years ago?
The Banksy / Nick Walker story was just part of the whole thing going on at the moment, that people think Banksy somehow invented stenciling and therefore any stencil they see must be by Banksy.
The BEP ran the photos a few years back, but not the name thing, though that itself has been floating round the rumour mill for years, along with the rumour that it was a rumour started by Banksy himself.
Aren’t rumours great…
Sophie Anderton certainly did briefly attend BCS in the sixth form but chucked it in to become a model. She was a year ahead of my brother
Bristol Cathedral School has had girls in its sixth form since 1982, and in 2005 became fully co-educational. Dont you love it when people check facts before passing comment!
All his money? Is this just a bit of wInd?
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