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Banksy confirms new artwork in Bristol

Written by on 11th December 2020

World famous artist Banksy has confirmed that the new artwork in Bristol is his.

Banksy posted pictures of the new artwork on his official Instagram account on Thursday 10th December.

© Banksy (https://instagram.com/banksy?igshid=6wjenh3a509l)

In another image, a man who’s identity is unknown appears…

© Banksy (https://instagram.com/banksy?igshid=6wjenh3a509l)

On the posts caption on the official Banksy Instagram account, he has named the piece “Aachoo!!”

The artwork is located on the side of a semi-detached house in Totterdown.

Vale Street, Totterdown is one of the steepest streets in the country. Each year an Easter Sunday egg rolling contest takes place there.

Who is Banksy?

Banksy is believed to be from Bristol, and is an anonymous graffiti artist.

It is believed that Banksy has been creating artwork since the 1990s and has used stencils since 2000 to enhance his speed.

Over the years Banksy has travelled across various locations to create artwork all that hold a message of their own.

In October 2013, Banksy debuted his first Instagram post “The street is in play” in Manhattan.

© Banksy (https://instagram.com/banksy?igshid=6wjenh3a509l)

In September 2015, Banksy revealed Dismaland which was located in Weston-super-Mare. Dismaland was a temporary amusement park featuring artwork from Banksy himself and other artists.

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Dismaland was described by Banksy as “a family attraction that acknowledges inequality and impending catastrophe.” The park closed within a short while after its opening.

Banksy also made the headlines in 2018 when his artwork Girl with Balloon (2006), a canvas version of one of Banksy’s most popular murals, startled onlookers at an auction when the work seemingly self-destructed by partly shredding just after selling for $1.4 million. As speculation about the meaning of the stunt and about the involvement of the auction house erupted on social media, Banksy posted a video claiming credit for the prank.

© Banksy (https://instagram.com/banksy?igshid=6wjenh3a509l)

He later released another video suggesting that the shredder, hidden in the frame, was meant to destroy the work completely but had malfunctioned. Pest Control, Banksy’s authentication bureau, also issued a certificate acknowledging that the destroyed work had become a new piece of art with a new name, Love Is in the Bin.