Archived TV interview may reveal identity of Banksy

Footage shows partly covered face of man who claims to be artist and seems to be working on two of his pieces A long-lost interview with a young man claiming to be Banksy, the worlds most famous anonymous street artist, has been found in a television companys vault. The interview was filmed before the elusive artists breakthrough Simon Hattenstone gave when he interviewed the artist in 2003: Bansky is white, 28, scruffy casual jeans, T-shirt, a silver tooth, silver chain and silver earring. He looks like a cross between Jimmy Nail and Mike Skinner of the Streets. Banksys people were unimpressed on Thursday saying only: No comment. We get loads of these.

The lost Leonardo? Louvre show ditches Salvator Mundi over authenticity doubts

Art experts remain divided on the origins of the worlds most expensive painting , the worlds most expensive painting, will not be part of this years big Leonardo da Vinci show in Paris because curators at the Louvre do not believe it can be attributed solely to the artist, it has been claimed. The art historian and writer Ben Lewis has charted the remarkable story of a painting which made headlines all over the world when it sold for $450m (354m) at Christies in New York in 2017. Some of the worlds leading Leonardo experts, Martin Kemp, emeritus professor of art history at Oxford Mohammed bin Salman, who reportedly agreed that it would become a star of the Louvre Abu …