Fellow urban artist, Invader, has several of his distinct works decorating Tokyo. A few of which can be seen here. Banksy, on the other hand, doesn’t. Or at least not any that are well documented. But could this finally be one?
And even if it isn’t, who’s watching who?
Very cool pic. Love how everyone is looking in different directions.
But a Banksy? Don’t think so……
Yeah, can’t say I’m convinced myself, but it’d be nice to think it was…
I’m still waiting to spot one like that here in Vancouver. Would be nice to think it was a real Banksy.
It would. Probably not, but it’s an interesting piece of art nonetheless.
I knew you were going to comment on this, Matt – big Banksy and Chelski fan!
Dan Ryan says
Indeed. An added bonus!
I’ve often wondered why they still wear these pants for construction work. They seem like they would be a hazard.
I sometimes wonder if it’s partly for show. The wider the trousers, the more of a wide boy the wearer is.
Hans ter Horst says
Unfortunately he’s not wearing the boots with the separate big toe (like the tabi socks), no idea what they are called, that would have completed the image of the construction worker.
Jikatabi! It’s not a Banksy, but great photo anyway. I need to find those Invader works on my next visit.
Cheers. I still have the locations, so let me know before your next visit.
So happy to find your blog! It’s satisfying my travel bug to return to Tokyo (for the moment at least). And those pants are fabulous… I may have to make a pair for myself!
Glad to hear it, Marion.
There are plenty of shops that sell them, so you could save yourself some work.
Cool!! Interesting Shot!!
Hi, somebody could you tell me the address or the aerea of this ?
as nobody answer me I made some research directily to Banksy official site and this is the reply message I received 🙂
Thanks for taking the time to write to Banksy, who is currently too busy doing charity work/helping the sick/drunk out of his mind* to reply in person.
The work in the image isn’t by Banksy.
Regards and good wishes
*Delete where applicable
On 5 Oct 2012, at 04:41, isabella wrote:
Was it your work?â†“ If not, I wonder if there are something of your graffiti in Tokyo.
Wish you a great day
Thanks, Isabella. And apologies for not replying. The general consensus seemed to be that it wasn’t a Banksy, but it’s good to have it confirmed.
Cheers again for making the effort!