A stunning new “Banksy-esque” mural of Princess Diana has been painted on a hoarding in Croydon town centre.
The artwork has sprung up on a black hoarding on the former pumping station in Exchange Square, near Matthews Yard. The mural shows a white drawing of Princess Diana, who died two decades ago in Paris in 1997, on a black hoarding on the pumping station. Another similar mural, portraying a stylised cartoon face, appears to be painted on another hoarding on the door of the building.
The Princess Diana mural is understood to be a standalone piece of art, and is not based around any other larger artwork project in the borough. It is not yet clear when the artwork was created, but it is thought to have been unveiled in the last few weeks. The artist is behind the new mural is not known, but according to RISE Gallery, heavily involved in commissioning street art in the town centre, it is the work of a “known artist”. Observant passers-by have taken to social media to praise the art, with Robin Kennedy describing it on his Twitter profile as “Banksy-esque”. The artwork of the royal, next to the turreted tower of the former pumping station, could be described as a princess in a tower.
Source: Croydon Advertiser