Do you remember Neil Buchanan, of Art Attack and the lesser-remembered, but no less intelligent, fame of Finders Keepers in the 1990s?
Well if you’ve been wondering what it’s been up to lately, we’ve got some disappointing news.
Neil Buchanan is not Banksy.
The artist and presenter released a statement about the unknown graffiti artist after apparently receiving a large number of letters over the weekend.
This comes after the spread of a conspiracy theory that identified him as a secret street painter on social media.
“We were inundated with inquiries over the weekend regarding this current social media story,” said the statement posted on his website’s homepage, titled “Neil Buchanan Is Not Banksy.”
Unfortunately, this site does not have the infrastructure to answer all these inquiries individually, but we can confirm that the rumor is not true at all.
Neil spent the reservation with vulnerable members of his family and is now preparing to launch his new art collection in 2021.
“Thank you and please stay safe.”
The news attracted so much attention that even John Bradley – also known as Game Of Thrones’s Samuel Tarley – commented.
Neil Buchanan is not Banksy. Could Banksy use cardboard tubes from old toilet rolls and various colored ping pong balls to make a trap so you could see if anyone had been in your room while you were out? I think we know the answer to that. it is not’. #Rate
– John Bradley (@johnbradleywest) 7 September 2020
Another Buchanan fan wrote, “Neil Buchanan could have done Banksy but Banksy couldn’t do an art attack.”
The rumor seemed to start with a tweet on Friday that said, “I just heard it was rumored that Neil Buchanan is Banksy.
“If true, he is the funnest ever. Finest of Aintree. He’s a musician and a follower in the cities he allegedly staged. That’s outright in the Faith category without question.”
Buchanan is already a musician, and he played in a heavy metal band called Marseille in the 1970s. In fact, according to his website, he chose metal over art when he was young and has toured with the band for several years.
And in 2010, Marseille was repaired, and the album Unfinished Works was released.
Buchanan, now an artist and photographer, is clearly a man of many talents.
But he’s not Banksy. Certainly not Banksy.
Although that is what it is Will be Say, right?