'Valentine's Banksy': Famed street artist confirms mysterious artwork on wall is his

Lula Sharp
February 14, 2020

Banksy seemingly confirmed the artwork by posting two images on his official Instagram account and on the front of his official website. The caption-less image is probably about as much information as we're going to get from the mysterious street artist.

Mr Simons' daughter, Kelly Woodruff, 37, told the Press Agency: "We've been down here all day and it's just been a complete buzz of excitement".

One local resident, James Bullock, saw scaffolding on the wall at about 6.20am on Thursday.

A general view of the new Banksy art on February 14, 2020 in Bristol, England.

The work is expected to bring increased visitors and tourists to the Barton Hill area of Bristol, as people from around the world continue to visit the city where Banksy is from and where so many of his graffiti pieces are on display. "Whoever painted, it's worth admiring their creativity".

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"New Banksy in Bristol. How do we communicate environmental issues, in a way to open minds to listen?" wrote @girlsreallyrule.

She said that despite a lot of debate on the authenticity of the mural, most people believed it was "100 percent" from the artist, with many calling the piece the "Valentine's Banksy".

"Thought it was odd and then we walked past it again this morning!"

The man, who has a clear Bristol accent, wearing a baseball cap and with a T-shirt pulled over his lower face briefly spoke for a few seconds.

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