Banksy Makes a New Mural in Ukraine

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Enigmatic British street artist Banksy has confirmed that they were in war-torn Ukraine by posting on Instagram images of a new mural they created in the city of Borodyanka.

Banksy shared three images on social media of a mural.

The first image is a close-up view of the mural. It features Banksy’s black-and-white stenciling depicting a woman performing a handstand on top of a rock.

The second image zoomed out, showcasing that the artwork was done at the base of a building that appears to have been bombed. The third image shows rubble surrounding the building.

There has been speculation for weeks that Banksy, the unknown street artist, was in war-torn Ukraine following a series murals made in their style were posted all over the country. Banksy confirmed the rumors Friday afternoon on Instagram.

Banksy is not afraid to work in conflict zones. In the past they have painted murals along the Gaza Strip and even opened a hotel called The Walled Off Hotel in Bethlehem, which boasts of having “the worst view in the world”It overlooks the wall that divides Israel from Palestine.

Banksy used their work to attack the Bush administration, British government and their involvement in the wars on Iraq and Afghanistan.

 

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