Banksy confirms he is behind graffiti in Norfolk and Suffolk
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Graffiti artist Banksy has confirmed that he is behind spray paintings that have popped up along the Norfolk and Suffolk coast.
But now it has been confirmed that the famous artist is behind it, with a video on his Instagram account titled "A Great British Spraycation".
On East Beach in Cromer, Banksy painted a group of crabs holding a sign which reads 'luxury rentals only'.
In Yarmouth, he painted a pair of dancers on a house on Admiralty Road along with a man playing the accordion.
He also sprayed his name onto a house at the Merrivale Model Village.
On Gorleston's lower prom, in what is thought to be a collaboration with Norfolk-based artist Emo, Banksy painted a grabber - as seen at arcades - which descends onto teddy bears.
In Lowestoft four of his spray paintings were discovered. These include one of a boy making a sand castle on Regent Road, a seagull swooping on a skip on Denmark Road, a group of children in a boat in Nicholas Everitt Park and a rat drinking a cocktail on North Beach.
On his website, Bankys reveals another graffiti in Gorleston of a drunk man and a blow-up boat, which appears to be floating away with children inside.
He also added new features to a statue in King's Lynn with an ice cream and pink tongue.
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The statue is on the junction of London Road and Guanock Place of Frederick Savage, a machine maker in Lynn who became renowned for steam engines used on fairground rides and patented the 'galloping horses'.
This comes after a Banksy spray painting in Gorleston of the amusement machine claw was vandalised.
Emo's work saw teddy bears added to the artwork.
Now the work has been graffitied over with red paint crossing out Emo and replacing it with 'Ego'.
In a response from East Suffolk Council, after Banksy was confirmed as the artist, they called it "incredible news".
A spokesman said: "We are beyond excited that all the recent artworks have been confirmed to be by Banksy, one of the world’s greatest artists.
"This is a real boost for Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft and East Suffolk and we are thrilled Banksy has chosen our area for his Great British Spraycation.”
87pc of voters thought the graffiti above the bus shelter in Great Yarmouth was the real deal.
More than 80pc of voters thought the sandcastle and boat paintings, both in Lowestoft, were also genuine.
But only 25pc of people thought the seagull in Lowestoft was by the artist himself.