Banksy creates enormous 'Brexit mural' in Dover

The picture shows a workman chipping away one of the stars on the European flag

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Street artist Banksy has confirmed he's behind a huge Brexit mural that has appeared on the side of a building in Dover.

The artwork, close to the port town's ferry terminal, features a workman chipping away at one of the 12 stars on the European flag - in an apparent mark of Britain's imminent exit from the European Union.

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Banksy, whose identity is a closely guarded secret, posted pictures of the work, which appeared overnight, on his official Instagram feed on Sunday, the day of the French presidential election.

Representatives for the elusive guerrilla artist from Bristol also confirmed the piece was by him.

Credits: REUTERSPeople gather to look at the mural

Credits: Flynet Pictures Tel : +44 (0)20 3551 5049 Email : info@flynetpictures.co.ukThe artwork, close to the port town's ferry terminal, features a workman chipping away at one of the 12 stars on the European flag

Credits: REUTERSThe mural was an apparent mark of Britain's imminent exit from the European Union

The artwork, in a town that acts as one of Britain's main gateways to the continent, comes as the UK is in the middle of a General Election campaign and Brexit.

Dover and its white cliffs, which are seen by many people arriving in and departing from Britain every year, have loomed large in media coverage of Brexit.

The piece is also just a short crossing from Calais where Banksy sent most of his exhibitions from his Dismaland art project in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, to be used as shelter for migrants.

Credits: Flynet Pictures Tel : +44 (0)20 3551 5049 Email : info@flynetpictures.co.ukRepresentatives for the elusive guerrilla artist from Bristol also confirmed the piece was by him

Credits: Flynet Pictures Tel : +44 (0)20 3551 5049 Email : info@flynetpictures.co.ukDover and its white cliffs, which are seen by many people arriving in and departing from Britain every year, have loomed large in media coverage of Brexit

Credits: Flynet Pictures Tel : +44 (0)20 3551 5049 Email : info@flynetpictures.co.ukThe piece is also just a short crossing from Calais where Banksy sent most of his exhibitions from his Dismaland art project in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, to be used as shelter for migrants

In 2015, Banksy created four artworks at the Jungle migrant camp in Calais, including one featuring Apple founder Steve Jobs, in a reference to his background as the son of a Syrian migrant.

In March he created the Walled Off Hotel in Bethlehem, a quirky guesthouse that stands close to Israel's towering security barrier in the occupied West Bank.

Social media was alight with speculation this afternoon after passers-by spotted the massive European Union flag daubed on the side of the former Castle Amusements building on the corner of Townwall Street near the A20.

The size of the image certainly indicated that it may have been Banksy, but it was the style in which the worker and ladder had been sprayed, in monochrome colours, that was most reminiscent of the famous artist's work.

Credits: REUTERS

Social media was alight with speculation this afternoon after passers-by spotted the massive European Union flag daubed on the side of the former Castle Amusements

Credits: Flynet Pictures Tel : +44 (0)20 3551 5049 Email : info@flynetpictures.co.ukThe UK voted for Brexit - short for British exit - on June 26, 2016

Since Kent Live first published a story on the mural, the artist has not appeared to give any further comment.

The UK voted for Brexit - short for British exit - on June 26, 2016.

The decision was sealed by Prime Minister Theresa May on March 29 this year when she triggered Article 50.

Banksy's Dismaland Bemusement Park in pictures

Banksy's Dismaland Bemusement Park in pictures


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