Elusive artist Banksy has apparently set up a mini art exhibition featuring the stab vest he designed for Stormzy’s headline act at Glastonbury Festival.
A re-imaging of Tony the Tiger and a cradle surrounded by CCTV cameras are also part of the window display at a disused shop in Croydon, south London.
The display appeared overnight on Surrey Street.
Oliver Lewis from Croydon Council said he really hoped genuine Banksy works were on display.
He added that the building had not been rented from the council.
It comes as one of Banksy’s paintings which shows the House of Commons packed with chimpanzees is set to be auctioned at Sotheby’s on Thursday.
Kevin Zuchowski-Morrison, owner of street art gallery Rise, said: “It’s incredible that we have this work, very clearly the work of a very famous artist who we all kind of love. It couldn’t be any more authentic.”
Jon, a Banksy collector who came to see the display, said: “It’s brilliant. So good that it’s happening.
“I doubt he (Banksy) will turn up and go ‘hello lads, how are ya?’ But he’s obviously around.”
Jevan, another Banksy enthusiast, who is on holiday in the UK from the United States, said: “It has all the earmarks of Banksy’s work. It’s graphic, it’s cheeky, it’s intelligent.
“I can’t imagine that this would pop up in this part of the city and it be the work of another artist. It has to be Banksy’s work.”