Banksy Sends Hearts Flying In His Hometown With Surprise Valentine’s Day Mural
By Thanussha Priyah, 14 Feb 2020
Image via Banksy
This Valentine’s Day, Banksy sends a personal love letter to his hometown in Bristol, England with a special mural depicting a girl with a slingshot firing off a bouquet of red flowers towards the sky.
Even before the artist claimed the artwork, residents around the area began likening it to Banksy and even named it as, “Valentine’s Day Banksy.”
“Today in Barton Hill, we woke up with this remarkable mural art painted on one of the houses of the area,” Bristol Somali Community Association tweeted. “We hope it’s Banksy’s work. Come and have a look yourself. Whoever painted [it], it’s worth admiring their creativity. Thank you.”
Kelly Woodruff, the office manager who co-owns the building, was delighted with the emergence. “I just kept, like, squealing and I’ve not stopped smiling all day,” she told The Guardian.
The building’s owners had already intended to protect it with Plexiglass. However, now that the artist has publicly assumed responsibility of the work, many are flocking to the area to grab a picture of Banksy’s latest mural even before it can be sealed.
Today in Barton Hill, we woke up with this remarkable mural art painted on one of the houses of the area.— Bristol Somali Community Association (@BSCAssociation) February 13, 2020
We hope it’s Banksy’s work.
Come and have a look yourself. Whoever painted, it’s worth admiring their creativity.
Thank you@TristanCorkPost @bbcrb pic.twitter.com/ppEiKAaOrH
[via Artnet News, images via various sources]
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