'Photo of Banksy' at London Playboy Club: Is It Legit?
Is This a Banksy Photo?
ShortList posted some photos that supposedly depict famed street artist Banksy at a party hosted by Snoop Dogg at the Playboy Club in London. When you have Banksy, Snoop and Playboy bunnies all in the same sentence, then surely you have a story, right?
The supposed photos of Banksy show a guy wearing a skull mask and a priest's collar, casually chatting to a Playboy bunny. You can't really tell anything about him, other than that he's a Caucasian male of average height and weight.
I'm skeptical. It is unlikely that Banksy, who shuns the spotlight due to the nature of his work, would show up at a celebrity-filled party. How do we know that we're not looking at a photo of Mister Brainwash?
If I wanted to crash a celebrity-filled event and couldn't blag my way in, Plan A would be to leave, grab a mask, and come back as "Banksy", hoping for no follow-up questions. I wouldn't have thought of a skull mask and priest's collar, though.
Most of us know Banksy's voice and mannerisms through Exit Through the Gift Shop... and we're presuming that that's actually him.