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Two Banksy artworks spring up in central London

Two murals by street artist Banksy have sprung up in central London.

One of two new murals painted by the artist Banksy near the Barbican Centre in London Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

The works, marking the opening of an exhibition by American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, appeared in a tunnel near the Barbican Centre. Banksy described the murals as an "(unofficial) collaboration" in a series of Instagram posts.

One of two new murals painted by the artist Banksy Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Basquiat first rose to fame as a New York City graffiti artist, before turning his hand to painting. He died in 1988, aged just 27, from a suspected drug overdose.

Basquiat: Boom for Real opens at the Barbican Centre on Wednesday.