New ‘Banksy’ artwork featuring Stormzy stab vest spotted in London
A new artwork installation by Banksy has been spotted in London and includes the stab vest worn by grime artist Stormzy during his headline Glastonbury Festival performance.
Located close to a derelict site beneath a gym in Stomzy’s hometown of Croydon, South London, the work includes the Union Jack stab vest worn by the musician earlier this year. It is not yet known if the vest is a replica or the original.
According the Independent, who have obtained footage of the artwork, the installation includes an explainer: “A version of the ‘John Bull’ English gents waistcoat updated for modern times. This customised body armour is capable of stopping bullets up to .45 calibre and is fully stab proof,” it reads.
It adds: “As worn by Stormzy at Glastonbury festival (because it’s very dangerous there). Yet not machine washable [sic]. Signed. Edition of 5 plus 2 A/P.”
After his momentous performance at the festival Banksy took to social media to confirm that the vest was in fact created by him: “I made a customised stab-proof vest and thought – who could possibly wear this? Stormzy at Glastonbury.”
Stormzy, seemingly unaware of who designed his vest, took a screen shot of the message from the mysterious street artist and added the caption: “Absolutely fucking speechless.”