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UK News Banksy confirms Valentine’s Day-inspired art in Bristol is his work

11:10  14 february  2020
11:10  14 february  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Painting on building in Barton Hill, Bristol , shows young girl firing a slingshot of flowers.

Artwork that appeared on the side of a house in Bristol has been confirmed as being the work of the graffiti artist Banksy . The artwork appears to be inspired by Valentine ' s Day , depicting a stencil of a young girl firing a slingshot of red flowers made with spray painted ivy.

a person standing in front of a building: The Banksy artwork in Barton Hill, Bristol (Ben Birchall/PA) © Ben Birchall The Banksy artwork in Barton Hill, Bristol (Ben Birchall/PA)

A piece of street art showing a young girl firing a slingshot of flowers at a building in Bristol is by Banksy, the elusive artist has confirmed.

Residents in the Barton Hill area of the city awoke on Thursday to find the striking piece on the side of a building.

The artwork, in Marsh Lane, features a stencilled image of a girl firing a slingshot of red flowers and leaves.

Banksy confirmed the piece by posting two images of it on his official Instagram account and website in the early hours of Valentine’s Day.

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Banksy often confirms his artworks by posting images of them on Instagram or his website but there is sometimes a lag between a work appearing It’s just so special. They are calling it the Valentine ’ s Day Banksy . “There isn’t a handbook for these kind of scenarios - we’ve never been in this situation

Echoing works by the graffiti artist , it depicts a young girl firing a slingshot of flowers and was found on a house in Barton Hill, Bristol , earlier. Image caption Banksy fan Remel Sewell believes artwork may celebrate love and peace. "We are just waiting to see whether Banksy confirms it is actually his .

The artwork appeared on a rented home owned by Edwin Simons, who celebrated his 67th birthday on Thursday.

His daughter, Kelly Woodruff, 37, found out about it after being tagged in a Facebook post.

“We’ve been down here all day and it’s just been a complete buzz of excitement,” she told the PA news agency.

“There’s so many people coming and enjoying it, taking pictures, it’s fantastic.

Women looks up at new Banksy artwork © Ben Birchall/PA Wire/PA Images Women looks up at new Banksy artwork “There’s been a lot of debate if it is a Banksy or not. Most people I’ve spoken to think it 100% is, and they’re naming it the Valentine’s Banksy.

“It’s incredible and beautiful.”

The family are looking to cover up the artwork with glass to preserve it.

Men pose by new Banksy artwork © Ben Birchall/PA Wire/PA Images Men pose by new Banksy artwork “My slight worry is, we’ve got this Storm Dennis coming on the weekend, so I really want to try and protect the roses,” she added.

News of the Banksy first emerged on Twitter, with Bristol Somali Community Association writing: “Today in Barton Hill, we woke up with this remarkable mural art painted on one of the houses of the area.

New Banksy © Ben Birchall/PA Wire/PA Images New Banksy

“We hope it’s Banksy’s work. Come and have a look yourself. Whoever painted, it’s worth admiring their creativity. Thank you.”

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

He walked past it later with his girlfriend and was stunned to see the artwork had appeared.

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A new piece of Valentine ' s Day - inspired street art apparently created by Banksy has appeared in his home city of Bristol . Residents in the Barton Hill area

LONDON (Reuters) - British street artist Banksy is thought to have given a Valentine ’ s Day gift to his home town of Bristol in western England with the appearance of a new mural showing a small girl with a catapult Banksy - whose identity is not publicly known - has not confirmed that the artwork is his .

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