Did you spot the April Fools jolly jape on www.titchfieldnews.com? We didn’t!!!
Late last night we received an email from a ‘Joe Kerr’ telling of the ‘Banksy’ graffiti and sadly we posted the story on the site without checking.
It wasn’t ‘till readers started to comment that it was an April Fools Day that we started to suspect a hoax. We even popped around to South Street, but of course there was no graffiti!
www.titchfieldnews.com therefore wishes to apologise for publishing inaccurate, misleading or distorted information and a fabricated image of the supposed ‘artwork’.
The article is printed in full below...
A Banksy inspired graffiti artwork has appeared on a wall in South Street, Titchfield.
The full-sized silhouette of a man having a pee has outraged residents who are demanding its removal.
Long time village resident, Daisy-Fora Poll, said, “I was shocked when I saw it as I came down West Street, I thought it was real, It shouldn’t be allowed.”
However experts from The Wessex Independent Topography Service are seeking to have the artwork protected as it falls within the Conservation Area.
The chairperson of TWITS, Lady Failspoor, explained that the painting must have been completed in the early hours of this morning adding, “It may not be an actual Banksy but it should still be protected by being listed”
According to Wikipedia:-
Banksy is an anonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist and film director. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humour with graffiti executed in a distinctive stenciling technique. His works of political and social commentary have been featured on streets, walls, and bridges of cities throughout the world.
Renowned Urban Art expert Dr. Olaf Priol is travelling from Sweden today to verify the artwork. Olaf is know for his work with the internationally acclaimed Graffiti Art Group.
GAG, with the help of TWITS, hope that the painting will become a major attraction for the area.
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