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US NewsSuspected Banksy of a migrant child in a life-jacket holding a flare appears on the side of a canal in Venice

19:35  15 may  2019
19:35  15 may  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Secretive street artist Banksy may be behind a mural that has suddenly appeared in Venice during the city's prestigious Biennale. The stencil depicts a child wearing a life jacket waving a pink neon flare and has been spotted on the island of Dorsoduro. It comes days after at least 65 migrants died when

Positioned on two sides of a garage, at first the image depicts a child playing in the snow. On the other side of the garage it is clear to see that the 'snow' is in Possibly one of the most recognisable Banksy artworks, Sweep it Under the Carpet appeared on a wall on Chalk Farm Road, North London

Suspected Banksy of a migrant child in a life-jacket holding a flare appears on the side of a canal in Venice © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Motorboat passes in front of an alleged work of British street artist Banksy, that appeared on the outer wall of a house overlooking the canal Rio de Ca Foscari in Venice A new suspected Banksy has emerged in Italy depicting a migrant girl in a life-jacket holding a flare.

The striking composition shows the child holding a flare of streaming pink which flows behind as she stands at the water's edge beside a Venetian canal.

It appeared on the island of Dorsoduro last week and coincides with the city's Biennale art exhibition which attracts hundreds of thousands.

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Banksy held an exhibition called Barely Legal, billed as a "three-day vandalised warehouse extravaganza" in Los Angeles, on the weekend of A small number of Banksy 's works can be seen in the movie Children of Men, including a stenciled image of two policemen kissing and another stencil

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Some have already dubbed the alleged Banksy, 'The Shipwrecked Child.'

It would not be the first time Banksy has chosen the plight of migrants for his work.

In 2015, he sprayed an image of Apple founder Steve Jobs - the son of a Syrian refugee - onto the migrant camp at Calais.

The painting, called 'The Jungle,' showed Jobs carrying an Apple computer and a black bin bag.

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In a rare statement on that work, Banksy said: 'We're often led to believe migration is a drain on the country's resources but Steve Jobs was the son of a Syrian migrant.

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The new work appears to be one of four by Banksy beside the canal . The others bear more obvious resemblance to past murals by the artist, employing the stencils that are his usual modus operandi. Another work features one of his signature rats, portrayed in a top hat and tails, while the fourth

Graffiti on wall of ‘the Jungle’ camp in Calais depicts late Apple founder’s background as son of Syrian migrant .

'Apple is the world's most profitable company, it pays over $7bn (£4.6bn) a year in taxes - and it only exists because they allowed in a young man from Homs.'

The latest graffiti in Venice echoes the intention of Swiss artist Christoph Buchel, who has caused controversy by bringing the hull of a migrant ship to the city after it sank off Lampedusa in April 2015 with hundreds aboard.

Suspected Banksy of a migrant child in a life-jacket holding a flare appears on the side of a canal in Venice © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The fishing vessel 'Barca Nostra' (Our Ship) that sank on April 18, 2015 was brought to Venice's former shipyards as part of Christoph Buchel's project ahead of the Biennale Suspected Banksy of a migrant child in a life-jacket holding a flare appears on the side of a canal in Venice © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited A wall art reported to be a new Banksy appeared at Marble Arch in London last month

The new Banksy piece has 'all the characteristics of a Banksy,' according to The Art Newspaper.

However, they said Pest Control - Banksy's authenticating team - had not yet commented and his social media accounts had not shared any information.

This year's Biennale is entitled 'May You Live In Interesting Times' and the works have been curated by Ralph Rugoff who said its theme is the 'condition of late capitalism, lurching from crisis to crisis.'

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