The image of an owl with a VHS tape in its beak has been daubed in graffiti on our wall and we could not be more excited about it!
We called in art experts and valuers from one of the top auction houses in London, who are travelling up today to assess the art. We quickly emailed them pictures and a spokeswoman for a leading art gallery, specialising in Banksy’s work, has confirmed it to be genuine due to its inimitable style.
April von Primitus, a professor in art history, said: “We are incredibly excited by this. This is the most Northern location we have known Banksy to do in this country and for that reason, as well as many others, it has made us all go quite a flutter.
“The style is clearly Banksy with the distinctive stencilling technique and the fact he has chosen to do an owl is obviously a tribute to the company and its work.”
We reckon we’ve been targeted by Banksy after he saw our work which is used on websites across the world.
Here’s what our MD, Matt, had to say about it all: “I couldn’t believe it when I saw it.
“We are so flattered that he has chosen us. As a creative agency, we admire Banksy as an artist and are delighted that he must have come across our work and has taken the time to come to Southport and do this during the hours of darkness.
“We have 25 members of staff here and a large group of them are illustrators so as you can imagine, they are very excited by it “We’re excited at what will come from this in the future and are taking steps to make sure this is secured for the people of Southport to see.”
Banksy is renowned all over the world for his unmistakable street art but his identity remains a secret. Buildings with his art on have sold as murals with buildings attached rather than as premises in their own right.
We even made the Southport Visiter.