It isn’t the first time we have been sent photos of an image on a wall with the claim that it was done by celebrity British street artist Banksy — and it probably won’t be the last.

We are skeptical this piece — which is in the empty lot at the cornor of University and McGee Avenues — has anything to do with Banksy, not least because it lacks his original sense of wit.

Nevertheless we would like to be proved wrong.

[Hat tip: Kim Aronson, who doesn’t think the art is by Banksy, but took the photos.]

Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside, the nonprofit parent to Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside. Before launching Berkeleyside, Tracey wrote for...