‘Banksy’ murals in Boston spark debate as more are revealed

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Banksy-style graffiti murals left on walls around Boston have split opinion in the town – with some labelling it ‘art’ – while others says it’s just vandalism.

Yesterday The Standard brought you news of the spray-painted image in Wormgate featuring King Kong on top of the Stump.

Readers have since come forward to tell us what they think – and to point out others seen in the area which mimic the stencil-style of street artist Banksy.

Tip Tan Toe in Dolphin Lane said they have been admiring the image of a ‘moonwalking stormtrooper’ with a beatbox opposite their salon for a while now. The same image can also be found in the lane alongside Barclays Bank.

Faye Dodson emailed to say: “Loving the king Kong art! Someone’s defo giving Banksy a run for his money.”

One anonymous reader contacted us to say: “I’m a local graffiti artist and I think its brilliant piece. We should embrace modern art and Boston should have a dedicated wall/area for street art to show talent like most towns and cities do.”

On our Facebook page Jake Kelly wrote: “That is awesome! Whoever it is, bravo!”

However, some have called the images ‘criminal damage’.

On our website, user ARDK commented: “It’s going to be a costly clean-off.” While Twitter user @KingsdykeMark said: “It’s criminal damage and should be treated as such.”