It is a Banksy piece that will not be torn from the wall and sold at auction.
Stephen Merchant, the creator of the series, “contacted Banksy” and asked him to “graffiti something on our set that we could then paint so that it only exists in the series itself,” said he explained in a video shared on Twitter. .
Merchant and Banksy are both from Bristol, in the southwest of England, where the show is about a group of offenders doing community service. Merchant co-created the original UK version of “The Office” with Ricky Gervais, and in the past it has been said to be Banksy himself.
“I sent him our address and the next thing I know, the devious little bastard came through the back fence and drew a rat without anyone noticing it on our set,” Merchant said. “No one saw him do it. I didn’t know when he was coming. I just found him one morning. “
Merchant hid the play from the cast and crew “until the very day of filming, when I went to see the Chris Walken trailer and said,” Chris, what do you think about this morning painting on a real Banksy? “He recalls.” And he was up for it. And the cast and crew have been silent until now.
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