Banksy on Brexit: Artist claims responsibility for EU flag mural in Dover

The mysterious artwork appeared overnight near the Dover/Calais ferry terminal

Jack Shepherd
Sunday 07 May 2017 14:51
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Banksy's Brexit mural appears in Dover

Banksy has confirmed the mysterious Dover-based mural featuring a European flag being chiselled by a workman is his.

The piece — which mysteriously appeared overnight on a building beside the A20, near Dover’s ferry terminal — features the artist's signature stencil work, depicting a monochrome worker removing one of the European flag’s 12 stars.

The Independent received the confirmation from Banksy's representatives who also pointed us towards the artist's Instagram feed where new photos of the artwork are featured.

The graffiti comes at a contentious time for European politics: the UK is currently undergoing a general election that will dictate how the country moves on with Brexit.

Meanwhile, pro-EU candidate Emmanuel Macron celebrated a crushing victory over his far-right nationalist opponent Marine Le Pen in the final round of France's Presidential elections. Dover is a major port for ferries to Calais, France, where Banksy’s work has previously appeared.

The Bristol-based artist’s most recent project includes a Bethlehem-based hotel that’s decorated like English gentlemen’s club. The hotel marked Banksy's first major installation since Dismaland, the temporary theme park that appeared in 2015 at Weston-super-Mare.

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