Christopher Walken is one of the most veteran actors in Hollywood. The 78-year old is still going strong with his acting career. While currently having acted in the series ‘The Outlaws‘, Walken closed the series by painting over a street graffiti. The problem is, the graffiti art belonged to a very important artist.

Banksy has had a three decade long career in the UK. While nobody knows the true identity of the masterful street artist, his street art is immensely famous. The artist had specifically created the graffiti art for the series. Walken’s character, Frank, sprays paint over it in the series finale, which was deliberate. He knew it was a Banksy and still painted over it.

Walken’s act might seem rather odd, but a spokesperson for the Big Talk’s six-part series gave official word. They stated that the artwork shown in the end was an authentic Banksy piece. He added that Banksy destroyed the piece in the act of painting over it.

We can confirm that the artwork at the end of The Outlaws was an original Banksy, and that Christopher Walken painted over that artwork during the filming of this scene, ultimately destroying it.

The Outlaws is based on the premise that several outlaws ordered to community service help transform a neglected community center. The show stars Stephen Merchant, who has also written the show. Other members of the show include Rhianna Barreto, Eleanor Tomlinson, Darren Boyd and Clare Perkins.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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