People Are Convinced That Art Attack’s Neil Buchanan Is Banksy
We're relying heavily on this to get us through the rest of 2020
In the latest installment that is the wild series called 2020, people are now fully convinced that Neil Buchanan, you know, that fella from Art Attack, is the anonymous street artist, Banksy.
The conspiracy theory has become so rife on social media in recent weeks, that Neil himself has been forced to comment on the matter, letting us all know that no actually, he isn’t Banksy.
Releasing a statement on his Website this week, Neil and his team said:
“We have been inundated with inquiries over the weekend regarding the current social media story. Unfortunately, this website does not have the infrastructure to answer all these enquiries individually, however, we can confirm that there is no truth in the rumour whatsoever,” it continued.
Going on to explain in absence from the art scene in recent months, the statement read:
“Neil spent Lockdown with vulnerable members of his family and is now preparing to launch his new art collection in 2021. Thank you and please stay safe.”
Fair enough. But what has got people so convinced that the children’s TV star is in fact Banksy?
Just heard that it’s rumoured Neil Buchanan is Banksy. If true, it’s the funniest shit ever. Aintree’s finest.
He’s a musician and art has followed in the cities of shows he’s done allegedly.
This is straight in the believe without question category . pic.twitter.com/LWU48wGekR
— Scouseman (@ScouseMan_) September 4, 2020
Well, the recent theory came about when an account posed the feasible notion that the two were linked, pointing out that Banksy artwork popped up in cities where Neil’s former band Marseille had been playing around the same time.
But look, we get it, Neil isn’t Banksy, much to our dismay. But, if PVA glue and old toilet rolls start to appear in any of Banky’s next works, we know exactly where to look.
Below are some of our favourite Neil X Banksy tweets to brighten up your day.
neil buchanan could do banksy but banksy couldn’t do art attack
— steven 🪐✨ (@StevenChristie_) September 7, 2020
What if Neil Buchanan doesn’t know he’s Banksy? Like, it’s a personality that takes over his body at night?
— welbeck kane (@400FootGhost) September 7, 2020
UPDATED 2020 CALENDAR:
July: Everything is cake
September: Neil Buchanan isn’t Banksy
— Pundamentalism (@Pundamentalism) September 7, 2020
For everyone doubting the theory that Banksy is Art Attack’s Neil Buchanan, may I remind you Neil was already leading a double life in the 90s as Smarty Arty on Zzzap! pic.twitter.com/JwiISMhpB9
— Tom Hourigan (@TomHourigan) September 7, 2020
idk what’s funnier, that neil buchanan *is* banksy, or that neil buchanan is not banksy and the real banksy is fucking fuming because everyone thinks he’s neil buchanan and there is not a single thing he or neil buchanan could do to dislodge this notion.
— Another Angry Woman (@stavvers) September 7, 2020
[whispering to date while watching Art Attack when Neil Buchanan first appears on the screen] That’s Banksy
— eethom bokum (@ColdmanHot) September 7, 2020
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