After spending a month carrying out an artistic “residency” in New York City, world famous street artist Banksy was briefly thought to have made Paris his new home.
However it transpires that everything about the street art Advent calendar, from the art pieces to the website, is fake.
A journalist from cultural magazine Les Inrocks has tweeted:
Translation: “Confirmation by Banksy’s agent to the Inrocks : the website (and the invasion) Banksy in Paris are a fake.”
In the meantime, Storyful, the social media press agency has contacted the Pestcontroloffice website, in charge of authentifying Banksy’s prints and art pieces. According to Storyful, Pestcontroloffice is unequivocal: the website is fake and the works of street art are forgeries.