Stolen Street Art by Bambi, ‘the Female Banksy’ Sought by Police
There’s another epic street artist coming out of London, and this time, it’s a woman! Police in north London are asking for help to trace stolen artwork by an artist dubbed “the female Banksy”.
The artist, known as Bambi, created five black and white shark murals on panels on an Islington building site that were to have been auctioned for charity.
Police said that the stencilled images, estimated to be worth at least £20,000 ($33,000 USD) were stolen between 6:30pm on 8 October and 9:30am on 9 October. They were due to be auctioned for the charity Art Against Knives.
The charity was set up in response to the stabbing of Central St Martins art student Oliver Helmsey in August 2008.
The 6ft by 4ft wooden panels also featured flower shapes in bright fluorescent pink.
Bambi came to public attention in 2011 following an image she created of the late Amy Winehouse on a Camden Town doorway. Robbie Williams, Angelina Jolie and Adele are believed to have subsequently purchased her work.
Gayana Sark | News Cult