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Elusive British street artist Banksy is back on the streets of London with a series of new pieces that were unveiled around the Barbican centre, a performing arts centre in the City of London and the largest of its kind in Europe.

Just a few days prior to the opening of a new exhibition featuring the legendary Jean-Michel Basquiat at the Barbican, the one and only Banksy creating a series of murals on the surrounding walls leading the museum.

The first piece shows Basquiat himself turned graffiti artist being questioned and searched by the Metropolitan Police. The second artwork features several people queuing to ride the London Eye Wheel where the pods have been replaced by Basquiat’s crown.

Take a look at more images after the jump and then make sure to drop your two cents on these works down in our comments sections.

Rom Levy

About Rom Levy

Rom is the founder & editor in chief of StreetArtNews. In 2009, he launched the ‘StreetArtNews’ website to promote underground art, which widened his scope to work with a larger roster of street artists on events and exhibitions. He is noted as one of the latest figures to help popularize street art and as an authority on the latest trends in urban contemporary art.