‘Pistol’ graffiti artist puts piece in charity saleBy Hugh Fort
March 24, 2009
The mysterious graffiti artist whose Banksy-esque work has been springing up around Wokingham has struck again - but this time it is for chartity.
The secretive artist has anonymously donated some of their work to be auctioned in aid of a local charity.
The artist sent a piece to the new Artsbar Café in Wellington Road, addressing it to venue owner Maurice Monk.
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The package contained a full- sized version of a girl’s face, apparently titled ‘Seven’ which appeared on a door at the back of Halifax in Market Place.
The artist gave no indication of their identity but left two photocopies of articles in The Wokingham Times with a note asking Mr Monk to sell the picture and donate the money to charity.
The package was taken by receptionist Jessica Flowerdew, who said: “It was delivered late by a courier.
“I didn’t really think much of it, we have paintings delivered all the time addressed to Maurice.
“There was nothing on it to say who it came from.”
The mysterious ‘Pistol’ graffiti first appeared in February at Halifax and then a second picture appeared at the St Crispin’s skate park in London Road a week later.
The second picture by Pistol, who has been likened to graffiti legend Banksy, caused a flurry of activity among scholars as part of it was written in Cyrillic text.
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A range of Russian speakers have been contacted to identify what was written but all attempts have proved unsuccessful.
Another clue to the identity of the artist is the note itself – it was written neatly and all in capitals.
Mr Monk said: “It is great we have got this and that the mysterious and enigmatic artist wants to help raise money for charity.
“It is intriguing who this might be."