British artist James Ame caught with a Banksy stencil and a spray can. 13 December 2017

 

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Photo: Jason Stellios

British artist James Ame, a.k.a Ame72, was caught on photo in early December by a British tourist outside the Milk Grotto chapel in Bethlehem, in front of a recently confirmed artwork by Banksy. Mr Ame is holding a spray can and part of a stencil which seems to fit with the star in the artwork.

James Ame participated in an exhibition curated by Steve Lazarides, in Herzliya Marina in Tel Aviv in March 2017, the same month that Walled Off Hotel opened in Bethlehem just 80 km from Tel Aviv.  Steve Lazarides is Banksy’s former agent. According to James Ame’s website – http://www.ame72.com – he also participated in The Cans Festival in London, the collective street art exhibition organized by Banksy in May 2008. A publicity stunt by Steve L, or,  is James Ame a member of the Banksy street art crew?