By Oisin Sweeney •
Published: 10 Dec 2020 • 19:54
BRITAIN’S most iconic street artist Banksy has confirmed that a new Bristol mural is his work.
The legendary artist, who has remained anonymous throughout his acclaimed career, posted on his official website and Instagram page to confirm that he was behind a new mural that appeared in Bristol.
Titled ‘Aachoo!’, the artist’s piece portrays an elderly woman spitting out her dentures as she sneezes in their trademark tongue-in-cheek, moodily toned style. It cropped up on the side of an otherwise innocuous semi-detached house on Vale Street, Britain’s steepest residential address, in the Totterdown area of Banksy’s home city of Bristol.
Local residents quickly moved to protect the piece, which is likely to be valued at a huge sum like Banksy’s other works. One told the press that ”We wanted to come up because people will deface it, and luckily we’ve got a workshop and a massive piece of acrylic we’ve got leftover” to protect the stencil painting.
This isn’t the first time during the pandemic that the cheeky artist has produced his technically illegal work. In July, London commuters were treated to a piece depicting masks ignoring facemask regulations on a Tube carriage while in October, a mural of a girl hula hooping with a car tyre in Nottingham was claimed by the artist.
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Oisin is an Irish writer based in Seville, the sunny capital of Andalucia. After starting his working life as a bookseller, he moved into journalism and cut his teeth as a reporter at one of Ireland's biggest news websites. Since joining Euro Weekly News in November, he has enjoyed covering the latest stories from Seville, Spain and further afield - with special interests in crime, cybersecurity, and European politics. Anyone who can pronounce his name first try gets a free cerveza...
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