Graffiti piece is by street artist Mustard Tiger, not Banksy
A design appearing in a disused space in RopeWalks has caused excitement, with the press and public alike debating who is behind it.
The figure which adorns the surface of board surrounding a disused area of land in Wood Street, is seen as a black and white stencil of a hunched youth with a disconnected plug trailing from his back. At first, speculation mounted that it could be the work of illusive street artist Banksy, however it has now been revealed to be the work of Birmingham-based Mustard Tiger instead. The work is entitled 'Disconnected'.
Far from being disappointing, it highlights the relevance of other artists in the field, with attention rightly being drawn more broadly. Street art is seen as a great political medium, as well a form of genuine humanism & design. This is far removed from the problems of tagging with spray paint often dealt with by unsuspecting building owners and premises employees.
What do you think about the piece?
You can view our RopeWalks Street art gallery here.