Banksy confirmed as artist behind Finsbury Park tree mural


The elusive artist claimed the piece through his office, Pest Control, this morning (March 18).

The graffiti, in which green paint has been splashed onto a whitewashed wall so it looks like foliage behind a pollarded tree, was first spotted in Hornsey Road yesterday (March 17).

The mass of green appears above a stencil of a person holding a pressure hose.

Many instantly speculated that the piece, next to Christie Court, could be by Banksy – and around 24 hours after it first appeared, this has now been confirmed.

A series of pictures showing the mural was also posted to Banksy’s official Instagram account.

The first shows the building as it looked before yesterday – a bare tree with no graffiti behind it can be seen.

The second shows it as it looks now, and the third is a close-up of the piece, focusing on the figure holding a pressure hose.  

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