Seek and Ye Shall Find

Editing the US edition of Martin Bull’s Banksy: Location and Tours when we first moved to London in 2008, I imagined the work of the controversial street artist to be posted, as it seemed to Bull, practically everywhere. Much to my surprise, two trips to the fabled Hoxton/Shoreditch area yielded nothing.

Strolling through Brick Lane yesterday, I found two Banksy pieces, the same prints pasted in different parts of the neighborhood. Having seen Exit Through the Giftshop recently, I couldn’t help but be suspicious. As though the repetition was intended to mess with Banksy-snapping tourists, like me.