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London 2012 Olympic street art by Banksy

Street artist Banksy has created two new works to mark the London 2012 Olympics.

London 2012 street art by Banksy - pole vault with barbed wire and mattress

The first depicts a javelin thrower who's exchanged his javelin for a missile, while the second shows a sportsman pole-vaulting over a barbed-wire fence to land on a dumped mattress. The artist announced the new work via his website but left everyone guessing as to its location.

Banksy became famous for his work in the east London borough of Hackney and we compiled a map of his stencil work in the area for our Designed in Hackney showcase.

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