A silhouette of Robin Hood, complete with a walking stick, has appeared just yards away from the statue in his honour near Nottingham Castle. The artist has also penned a poem inspired by the closure of The Tales of Robin Hood tourist attraction.
Both have appeared on the side and front of a building next to the Lace Centre, in Castle Gate.
The artist behind the graffiti is claiming to be ‘Questionmarc’ –- the same person who last month put up official-looking signs in Nottingham stating that public urination was permitted.”On a dedicated website, called www.questionmarc.co.uk , the artist explained the reasoning for the latest stunt.
Questionmarc, who is thought to be a woman, said: “Visit Nottingham where you can look at a castle that’s not really a castle, stand outside museums that shut down years ago and have your picture taken with a broken statue of Robin Hood.”
The poem, entitled ‘Robin Who?’ reads: “Nottingham, Nottingham how we love thee.
The land of legends and mystery.
But the pilgrims here have nothing to see.
No Robin Hood and nowhere to pee.”