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Street artist Banksy surprises hometown with Valentine’s Day graffiti

The graffiti, which was spotted a day before valentine's day shows a girl who has presumably launched a projectile to cause bright red blood like spatter made of leaves and flowers.

By: Reuters | London | Updated: February 15, 2020 9:13:30 am
Banksy, Valentines day, Banksy valentines day graffiti, Valentines day graffiti, Banksy graffiti, Britain, London, Trending, Indian Express news Banksy, through his graffitis, draws attention to social issues by adding elements of darkness to otherwise joyful scenes. (Picture source: Reuters)

British street artist Banksy is believed to have given a Valentine’s Day gift to his home town of Bristol in western England with the appearance of a new mural showing a small girl with a catapult and a splatter of red flowers.

Banksy – whose identity is not publicly known – has not confirmed that the artwork is his. He often uses Instagram to claim ownership of his works but has yet to do so this time. His agent did not respond to Reuters’ request for confirmation.

The graffiti shows a young girl in a headscarf, stencilled onto the side of a house in the Barton Hill area of Bristol with black and white paint.

Banksy, Valentines day, Banksy valentines day graffiti, Valentines day graffiti, Banksy graffiti, Britain, London, Trending, Indian Express news The girl is stencilled with black on to a wall in the Barton Hill area of Bristol. (Picture source: Reuters)

She holds a catapult in one hand with the other hand behind her, as though she has just launched a projectile. At the end of the catapult’s trajectory is a bright red shape like blood splatter, made of red plastic leaves and flowers.

It was spotted on Thursday morning, the day before Valentine’s Day.

Banksy, Valentines day, Banksy valentines day graffiti, Valentines day graffiti, Banksy graffiti, Britain, London, Trending, Indian Express news Banksy’s identity is not known to the public and often claimes his graffitis through Instagram posts. (Picture source: Reuters)

Banksy’s street art often draws attention to social issues by adding elements of darkness to otherwise joyful scenes.

In December, the elusive artist highlighted the issue of rough sleeping with a mural showing two flying reindeer pulling a homeless man on a street-bench sleigh, in the central English city of Birmingham.

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