It’s been the week that will forever be remembered for Scottish journalist Craig Williams who thought he had cracked one of the world’s greatest mysteries – unveiling the identity of Banksy – by claiming that the infamous Bristolian artist was in fact Robert Del Naja – the lead singer of Massive Attack.
However, Robert Del Naja addressed the rumours last night speaking in front of a hometown gig in Bristol, he said: “Rumours of me being Banksy are greatly exaggerated, we are all Banksy!” Before later telling the Daily Mail, “It would be a good story but sadly not true. Wishful thinking, I think. He is a mate as well; he’s been to some of the gigs. It’s purely a matter of logistics and coincidence, nothing more than that.”
With the Banksy banality whipped up once more, it comes as the perfect time to introduce you to the first look at the upcoming documentary ‘Saving Banksy’ which tells the true story of one misguided art collector’s attempt to save a piece of Banksy work from destruction and the auction block. The story surrounds the fact that the authorities deem Banksy’s work to be illegal, but that still has not stopped his work being removed by art dealers to be re-sold at auction for hundreds of thousands of pounds, while Banksy himself remains out of pocket.
The exclusive documentary, directed by Colin Day and narrated by Paul Polycarpu, also features interviews from famed street artists including Risk, Revok, Niels Mueman, Doze Green and Glen E Friedman. Take a look at the trailer below and for more information, head over to SavingBanksy.com.