To date we have three official works of art in Liverpool accredited to the well known graffiti stencil artist BANKSY.
The original and largest of works is on the edge of china town at the derelict (soon to be refurbished) Whitehouse Pub and was commissioned as part of the 2004 Liverpool Biennial. It depicts a large rat which has defaced the building with a red felt tip pen.
The second is a sculpture donated to the Walker Art Gallery in 2011 entitled ‘Cardinal Sin’ depicts a catholic priest with his face pixilated and is a response to abuse by the Catholic Church.
The final piece located in a car park off Tithebarn Street is a return to the familiar stencilling and depicts an airplane with a love heart vapour trail. Although recently defaced with ‘Banksy 4 Robbo’, it has now been cleaned off – by either the council or Banksy fans is unknown.
Whether you actually think these artworks are any good or not is for you to decide.