Viral ‘Banksy’ Queen Elizabeth and Freddie Mercury work isn’t by him


As tributes to the Queen proceed to flood social media, many are sharing what they take into account to be a model new piece by Banksy – nonetheless it’s not.

The 96-year-old handed away on Thursday (Sept 8) after a staggering 70 years on the thrown, the longest monarch in British historic previous.

She died at her Scottish residence Balmoral in the midst of the afternoon and Buckingham Palace launched her demise to most of the people in a press launch at spherical 6:30 pm.

“The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon,” they talked about. “The King and the Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”

Prince Charles turned King as shortly as his mother handed and he did his first speech as monarch on Friday (Sept 9) at Buckingham Palace.

Photos, touching poems and extremely efficient phrases are all being shared on social media in honour, and plenty of are moreover posting a model new piece by Banksy, nonetheless it wasn’t painted by him the least bit.

Queen Elizabeth and Freddie Mercury work goes viral

In tribute to the monarch, many are sharing an unbelievable piece of work that mixes Queen Elizabeth with Freddie Mercury.

The musician was part of the rock band Queen with Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon and alongside the monarch, is a British legend.

In the painting, Freddie Mercury is standing on stage sporting his iconic yellow jacket and white trousers which he wore all through a stay efficiency at Wembley Stadium in 1986.

However, in its place of the musician’s face, the painting has Queen Elizabeth’s face, combining the two greats into one specific particular person.

The effectivity was one 12 months after the well-known Live Aid gig and was Freddie’s final tour sooner than he handed away in 1991.

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It’s not by Banksy

A rumour is circling the net that it’s a brand new piece by British street artist Banksy in honour of the Queen’s demise, nonetheless this isn’t true the least bit.

The piece is unquestionably by an artist often called Anat Zehavi. According to her website, she grew up in Tel Aviv and now lives throughout the Netherlands.

Her bio reveals that she’s been painting since she was considerably lady, has an Albert Einstein hairstyle and is very eager about her work.

She sells her work on-line and likewise posts it on Facebook, the place she reposted the outdated painting following the Queen’s demise.

Anat first shared the work, which is painted on picket board, in April 2022, nonetheless merely posted it as soon as extra and wrote: “RIP.”

“It’s MY Queen. I love her and that is why I painted her,” she continued.

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Old Banksy Queen work resurfaces

An outdated piece that’s believed to have been painted by Banksy a decade prior to now may also be going viral in tribute to Her Majesty.

The street paintings is a combination of Queen Elizabeth and David Bowie that sees her with the musician’s iconic crimson and blue lightning bolt all through her face.

Elizabeth is painted in black and white, sporting a crown, coat, and pearl necklace throughout the graffiti which takes inspiration from the quilt paintings of Bowie’s 1973 album Aladdin Sane.

Banksy’s supposed work appeared on Upper Maudlin Street in Bristol in June 2012, in the midst of the monarch’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

It was under no circumstances actually confirmed to have been painted by the British artist, nonetheless many assumed it was as a result of it was painted on the an identical wall as a earlier Banksy work.

The outdated piece was of a sniper and a youthful boy, nonetheless the spectacular painting acquired vandalised with black paint and graffiti.

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