Banksy mural dedicated to Bataclan terror victims stolen in Paris

Thieves reportedly cut away the artwork with an angle grinder

The Banksy mural on the door of the Bataclan in Paris
The Banksy mural on the door of the Bataclan in Paris

An artwork by Banksy, which was painted as a tribute to the victims of the 2015 terror attack at the Bataclan music hall in Paris, has been stolen.

The work was of a young female figure with a mournful expression and had been painted across one of the emergency doors at the venue.

It served as a memorial to the 90 people were killed when armed militants targeted the venue during a rock concert in November 2015.

According to AFP, citing a source close to the investigation, it was stolen by “a group of hooded individuals armed with angle grinders” on Friday night.

The suspects then reportedly drove away with the artwork in a truck.

“We are today filled with a deep sense of indignation,” the Bataclan tweeted.

“Banksy’s work, a symbol of recollection and belonging to all: locals, Parisians, citizens of the world, has been taken from us.”

Banksy’s art has become extremely popular and sought-after. A piece of his work which appeared on a garage in the UK was recently sold privately for a “six-figure sum”.

Last October, Banksy played a prank on the art world when he destroyed his own work with a shredder hidden the frame of a painting that had just been sold for more than £1m at Sotheby’s in London.

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