The hunt for the ever elusive Banksy took another turn today, when investigative journalist Craig Williams named founding member of Massive Attack, Robert ‘3D’ Del Naja, as the graffiti artist. After plotting the locations of Banksy murals across the globe, Williams found that on at least six occasions more than a dozen pieces appeared shortly before or after Massive Attack shows in the same cities over the past 12 years. 3D was a graffiti artist himself throughout the ’80s and has even been credited as being the first in Bristol, the same place Banksy was born. He also previously admitted to being friends with the artist. According to Williams’s investigation, six Banksy murals were reported in San Francisco on May 1, 2010 following Massive Attack shows on April 25 and 27. The band then headed to Toronto where new murals were seen soon after. The pattern continued in Boston where the band played a show just a day after a new Banksy piece was discovered in the city. Similar trends were reported in New Orleans, Los Angeles, Melbourne and New York. For more thorough coverage of the report head over to Daily Mail.
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