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Boston ‘Banksy’ donates King Kong canvas art to the Stump

The Rev Canon Alyson Buxton with the canvas donated by 'the Key'.

The Rev Canon Alyson Buxton with the canvas donated by 'the Key'.

The street artist responsible for Banksy-style graffiti murals in Boston has donated a piece of his work to charity.

The anonymous artist known as ‘The Key’ produced the mural depicting King Kong atop Boston Stump in Wormgate, among others in the town.

He has recreated the image on canvas for staff at The Stump to auction off to boost funds at the church - which is now facing £1 million in repairs since the December flood.

Asked why he chose to help the church, The Key simply replied: “Those with the power to do so have a responsibility.”

A message was sent to the Stump to say a member of the public would be bringing it in to avoid revealing The Key’s identity.

Mike Bartlett, director of operations at the Stump, said they will auction it off, but would look at the possibility of putting it on display first.

Pictured holding the canvas is the Rev Canon Alyson Buxton.

 

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