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Banksy shares photo of new bike tyre hula-hoop street art

Banksy shares photo of new bike tyre hula-hoop street art

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Banksy appears to have confirmed being behind a new artwork that has appeared on a wall in Nottingham, depicting a young girl using a bike tyre as a hula-hoop.Residents in the area of Lenton had been speculating about the design, which appeared on the side of the AVI hair and beauty salon there earlier this week. An actual bike, minus one wheel, is locked to a post in front of the graffiti. On Saturday, the mysterious street artist posted two pictures of the mural on the official Banksy Instagram account. A photograph also appeared on the Banksy website.Crowds have reportedly been gathering at the site in recent days, according to the Nottingham Post.Responding to the photographs, which have been left uncaptioned, on Instagram, one user said: "Well that Beauty Salon just went up a few mill...
Six arrested over Banksy artwork stolen from Paris concert hall

Six arrested over Banksy artwork stolen from Paris concert hall

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Six people have been arrested over the theft of a Banksy artwork from the Bataclan concert hall in Paris.The mural by the British street artist was found at a farmhouse in central Italy earlier this month - nearly 18 months after it was taken. A judicial source said two of those arrested were under formal investigation on suspicion of theft, while the other four were suspected of concealing theft. Image: Banky's latest artwork, which was inspired by the killing of George Floyd Thieves are believed to have used portable grinders to remove the fire-exit door on which the mural was painted.Italian media reported that they then used a van to transport the artwork, which shows a veiled female figure staring mournfully downwards. ...
Banksy sets fire to US flag in new artwork inspired by George Floyd death

Banksy sets fire to US flag in new artwork inspired by George Floyd death

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Banksy has revealed new artwork inspired by the death of George Floyd, showing his support for the Black Lives Matter movement.It features the scene of a vigil, in which a candle burns the American flag. The street artist posted an image of it on his Instagram account, and wrote: "At first I thought I should just shut up and listen to black people about this issue."But why would I do that? It's not their problem, it's mine." Police beat protest...
New Banksy work appears at hospital – as note is left by artist

New Banksy work appears at hospital – as note is left by artist

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A new Banksy artwork paying tribute to NHS workers has appeared in a hospital corridor.The piece, called Game Changer, is on view at Southampton General Hospital and was left with a note for hospital workers. It read: "Thanks for all you're doing. I hope this brightens the place up a bit, even if it's only black and white." :: Listen to the Daily podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, SpreakerThe artwork shows a young boy playing with a nurse superhero toy, while figures of Batman and Spider-Man lie untouched in a waste paper basket on the floor. ...