Banksy murals remember an American art legend

Incognito graffiti artist Banksy is up to his old tricks again. This time the street artist behind 2015's Dismaland exhibition has decorated a space near The Barbican in central London to mark the opening of an exhibition of work by American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.

The two new artworks have been confirmed as genuine Banksy originals after appearing on his Instagram page (the place where all the edgy artists hang out). They reference the work of the late New York City graffiti artist Basquiat.

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Dom Carter

Dom Carter is a freelance writer who specialises in art and design. Formerly a staff writer for Creative Bloq, his work has also appeared on Creative Boom and in the pages of ImagineFX, Computer Arts, 3D World, and .net. He has been a D&AD New Blood judge, and has a particular interest in picture books.