In one of the most-discussed posts on the Baltimore subreddit this weekend, people wondered if the elusive artist Banksy had come to town and left some artwork in Canton.
The graffiti is certainly reminiscent of some of Banksy’s pieces — it features bold lettering and stenciling, like much of his artwork. But it’s almost certainly not.
The wall in question, off Fait Avenue near South Potomac Street, features two pieces. Oneshows a woman wearing a bandana over her face and holding a can of spray paint. It’s actually a replication of another street artist’s work.
It’s a re-creation of a piece by the artist Eddie Colla, complete with the phrase “If you want to achieve greatness stop asking for permission” in all-caps, block lettering.
While Banksy himself does not have contact information listed online, the office that “handles the paperwork” for the artist, Pest Control, does. An automated message from the company was received Monday.
“Your mail has been received and although a comment or reply may not be forthcoming we appreciate you getting in touch,” the email said. “Every press request is carefully considered.”
Cody Boteler a reporter on The Banner’s Express Desk, reporting on breaking news, trending stories and interesting things in and around Baltimore. His work has appeared in The Baltimore Sun, USA TODAY, Baltimore magazine and others.