The previous Artwork Assault presenter Neil Buchanan has denied that he’s Banksy after a Twitter consumer claimed to have uncovered the key avenue artist’s id.
Hypothesis on social media about Banksy’s actual id gained renewed traction over the weekend after Twitter consumer @ScouseMan_ claimed: “Simply heard that it’s rumoured Neil Buchanan is Banksy. If true, it’s the funniest shit ever. Aintree’s most interesting.
Simply heard that it is rumoured Neil Buchanan is Banksy. If true, it is the funniest shit ever. Aintree’s most interesting.
He is a musician and artwork has adopted within the cities of reveals he is finished allegedly.
That is straight within the imagine with out query class . pic.twitter.com/LWU48wGekR
— Scouseman (@ScouseMan_) September 4, 2020
“He’s a musician and artwork has adopted within the cities of reveals he’s finished allegedly,” the tweet continued. “That is straight within the imagine with out query class.”
A press release posted on Buchanan’s official website as we speak (September 7) has now moved to quash the speculation, stating: “Neil Buchanan is NOT Banksy.”
“We now have been inundated with enquiries over the weekend relating to the present social media story,” the assertion provides. “Sadly this web site doesn’t have the infrastructure to reply all these enquiries individually, nevertheless we are able to verify that there isn’t any fact within the hearsay by any means.
“Neil spent lockdown with susceptible members of his household and is now making ready to launch his new artwork assortment in 2021. Thanks and please keep protected.”
Banksy’s actual id has been a scorching matter of debate over time, with Goldie appearing to name Massive Attack’s Rob Del Naja as being the Bristol-based artist throughout a 2017 interview.
Talking to Scroobius Pip for his Distraction Items podcast, Goldie was heard referring to Banksy as “Rob” or “Robert”.
“No disrespect to [Rob/Robert], I feel he is an excellent artist,” the DJ and producer mentioned. “I feel he has flipped the world of artwork over.”