A new Banksy?  Turnpike Lane, north London
A new Banksy? Turnpike Lane, north London

Banksy sends jubilee regards to the queen

New mural appears on wall of Poundland shop in riot hit part of north London

A new piece of street art that appeared overnight in north London looks to be the latest offering from street artist Banksy. It’s a stencil of a boy sewing Union Jack bunting – and has been interpreted as a comment from the artist on sweat shop labour being used to provide the visual backdrop to the queen’s Jubilee celebrations. The artwork appeared on a wall adjoining the bargain shop Poundland on Whymark Avenue, Turnpike Lane. The area in Wood Green was a flashpoint for looting and violence during last summer's riots. Banksy's last outing was a comment on catholic abuse in the church in a Liverpool art gallery. A blogger at street art website Juxtapoz, commented on the new work: “It seems that Mr. Banksy is commenting on the fact that the Union Jack you buy is made by a kid with a really good sense of headwear style. We kid ... or we don't.”