It has been confirmed by Banksy himself, in the video below, that the latest artwork discovered in the Welsh town of Port Talbot this week is in fact his. The fresh piece appears on two sides of a backstreet garage and shows a child embracing what appears to be falling snow but is actually falling ash from the fire painted on the opposite side.
Ian Lewis, the owner of the garage told the BBC he was very pleased and thinks it’s a smashing bit of artwork. “It is good for the town and I just want to protect it, it is here for everybody,” he said. A fence is being constructed around the art piece, with both Lewis and the council working together to protect it.
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“Season’s greetings” – Banksy Instagram.