Street art by 'female Banksy' Bambi worth £20k stolen from gallery

The shark murals were due to be auctioned for charity

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Paintings by a street artist known as the ‘female Banksy’ have been stolen from an outdoor gallery in north London.

The five black and white stencilled images by Bambi are thought to be worth at least £20,000. 

The shark murals were stolen by thieves who broke into the building site of a pop-up gallery in Upper Street, Islington overnight on Wednesday 8 October.

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The commissioned paintings were due to be auctioned for the charity ‘Art Against Knives’.

Bambi gained recognition in 2011 after her striking stencil of the late singer Amy Winehouse appeared on a doorway in Camden town.


She maintains anonymity as a street artist due to “security and creative freedom” but is rumoured to be a successful recording artist who studied at Central St Martin’s School of Art.

Celebrities including Rihanna, Adele, Robbie Williams, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are thought to have bought her work, which can sell for tens of thousands of pounds.

Her other well-known works include a stencil of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with the phrase “A Bit Like Marmite” written in gold, and portraits of Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne.

Police are appealing for anyone with information about the whereabouts of the artworks to come forward.

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