Tesco generation - Banksy

A possible Banksy stencil, spotted on the 3/3/2008 Essex Road, London N1.


I walk along Essex Road every day on my way to work, so I'm pretty sure this is brand new.

  • jon 7y

    i saw it this morning as well. don't remember it being there on friday either.
  • Brian Garwood PRO 7y

    Looks very much like Banksy's style, I like it.
  • Amy Wagner PRO 7y

    I like it too... I especially like how he's used the ugly street cabling to form the flag pole. This stencil interacts with the street furniture, so you can tell he's scouted for the location.

    It's also a couple of blocks away from the Islington Tesco, so it's in the perfect spot :)
  • Melanie 7y

    this is great, whoever did it
    Seen in a discussion of Banksy. (?)
  • ju5ti PRO 7y

    Wicked find Amz. Love it.
  • mel's_photos PRO 7y

    Fantastic,says it allreally.
  • Amy Wagner PRO 7y

    Good debate about the authenticity of this piece going on at the Banksy Forum
  • Martin 7y

    looks like Mr B to me
  • Walt Jabsco PRO 7y

  • Martyn Reed PRO 7y

    it's Mr B's contribution to Ken's auction
  • toplid 7y

    Job's a good'un...


    Nice one Mr.B
  • melfeasance 7y

  • jordi.martorell 7y

    nice one! unlike some others this one is now protected by a plexiglass screen, who did it? the council? the pharmacy owner?
    new Banksy - Tesco Generation by jordi.martorell
  • selectasmith 7y

    Does any one know if this is still up - Going to be south of the river but want to make the trip up if it is still there?
  • Amy Wagner PRO 7y

    Yup it certainly is still there ;)
    Doing well behind a plexiglass screen.
  • g567hey 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Explored <100, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • liborius 5y

    did you come up with the name for that piece? Nice one.
  • Amy Wagner PRO 5y

    Hi Liborius. Yup, I named it, but it was such a quick stab at a title. I wish I'd thought about it more at the time! I just wanted to find out whether it was a Banksy or not.
  • jesybean PRO 5y

    BaM! Nice find.
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Taken on March 3, 2008
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