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Banksy Paints Plight Of Refugees On Venice Wall With Bold Migrant Child Mural
By Izza Sofia, 30 May 2019
Banksy has struck Venice once again.
The artist previously set up an illegal art display in Venice, after he claimed that he didn’t receive the invitation to the Venice Art Biennale, a prestigious art exhibition. His art installation saw him stacking a bunch of art frames together to form a large ship; addressing the refugee crisis in Venice.
Following that, Banksy left a mural at the Dorsoduro district, showing a migrant child donning a lifejacket. The child was seen holding a neon pink flare in her right hand. Since his previous work Venice in Oil showed a ship, perhaps this migrant child could be the passenger of the ship. This piece too could be connected to the previous art since it has been painted parallel to the water, making it look like the child is signalling for help while in the waters.
Banksy shared the new mural on Instagram, claiming that the house he painted on went from “being worth £5,000 (US$5,567) to £1 million (US$1,113,485).”
[via Esquire Middle East, opening image via Banksy]
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