Islington’s answer to Bansky unveils her own Royal Wedding mural
ISLINGTON’s answer to world famous street artist Banksy - a woman known as Bambi - has created her own tribute to the Royal Wedding.
The mural of Prince William and Kate Middleton, bearing the legend “a bit like marmite”, appeared on the corner of Offord Road and Liverpool Road, Barnsbury, on Monday.
At 4pm today, a perspex box will be added to the piece, with mock invitations to Will and Kate’s big day.
The mural took the artist around two hours and was completed behind a screen to hide her identity, which is a closely guarded secret.
Very little is known about Bambi, whose work was displayed at the Royal Academy of Arts last week, other than that she is an Islington resident and aged around 35.
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Leonard Villa, who owns Leonard Villa framers on Caledonian Road, Islington, and represents the artist, said she reminds him of a young Banksy.
He said: “We worked with Banksy ten or 12 years ago and saw him grow from nothing into a superstar. The reason we are so interested in Bambi is because she is so good and the fact she is female makes her interesting. She is picking up where Banksy left off.
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“We asked her to do something with the theme of the Royal Wedding and put it up on the street to celebrate the event.
“We asked the owner of the property for permission and told her Bambi is an up and coming artist with a lot of interest from galleries. The painting could actually increase the value of the house.
“It is a genuine celebration, she is all for the Royal Wedding. She is not an anti-royalist or anything like that.”