Banksy’s take on Brexit seen in Dover

Cape Breton Post - - Arts/ Entertainment -

LON­DON — The street artist Banksy has let the world know his take on Bri­tain’s de­ci­sion to leave the Euro­pean Union.

Banksy has cre­ated a large mu­ral in the Bri­tish port of Dover show­ing a workman chip­ping away one of the 12 stars on the EU flag. His rep­re­sen­ta­tives Mon­day con­firmed the work is gen­uine.

Bri­tish vot­ers de­cided last year to leave the 28-na­tion EU. The new mu­ral is in the city that’s the main Bri­tish gate­way for traf­fic to con­ti­nen­tal Europe. It also ap­peared as the U.K. is hold­ing an early elec­tion. Banksy’s satir­i­cal sten­cils — rats, kiss­ing po­lice­men, riot po­lice with smi­ley faces — first ap­peared on walls in Bris­tol be­fore spread­ing to Lon­don and then to cities around the world. His art­works have fetched as much as $1.8 mil­lion.

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