Mysterious artist Banksy has unveiled a new piece of artwork in south east London today, December 22. 

The works show three aircraft said to resemble military drones on a traffic stop sign and have been installed at the intersection of Southampton Way and Commercial Way in Peckham, south London, close to a zebra crossing.

Confirming it was his work, Banksy uploaded a selection of photos to his Instagram page without a caption or explanation.

Banksy unveils new artwork in south east London

Bansky has not yet shared what the meaning of the art is, however, some reports suggest that it is calling for a ceasefire in Gaza, as The Independent reports the work is about Israel's war on Hamas.

Less than an hour after it was confirmed to be a genuine Bansky artwork, it was removed as two men were seen taking down the sign at the intersection of Southampton Way and Commercial Way in Peckham at about 12.30pm.

Banksy has installed some other pieces this year, including Valentine’s Day Mascara, a mural weighing 3.8 tonnes, which appeared on the side of a house in Margate, Kent, on Valentine’s Day.

The mural depicted a 1950s’ housewife with a swollen eye and missing tooth, wearing an apron and yellow washing-up gloves, and throwing a man into a chest freezer.

News Shopper: People remove a piece of art work by Banksy.People remove a piece of art work by Banksy. (Image: PA)

In September it was placed in the foyer of The Art of Banksy exhibition in Regent Street, central London, where it can be viewed for free.

The exhibition features pieces including Girl With Balloon, Flower Thrower and Rude Copper and also focuses on Banksy’s Dismaland, The Walled Off Hotel in Bethlehem and recent works acknowledging the ongoing war in Ukraine.

The artist often refers to contemporary issues and in 2020 included messages about the Coronavirus pandemic in his work.

Transport for London (TfL) removed spray paint in a London Underground carriage due to what they called their “strict anti-graffiti policy”.