LONDON British street artist Banksy has taken on Brexit with a mural of a workman chipping away 1 of the twelve gold stars on the flag of the European Union on a wall in Dover, the ferry port that connects England with Calais in France.
Banksy, whose id is a intently guarded solution, posted shots of the operate, which appeared overnight, on his formal Instagram feed on Sunday, the day of the French presidential election.
His consultant also verified it was by Banksy.
Dover and its white cliffs, which are seen by many people today arriving in and departing from Britain each and every 12 months, have loomed large in media coverage of Brexit.
The Solar newspaper, which campaigned for “leave”, projected the message “Dover & out” on the cliffs on March 24, the day that British Key Minister Theresa May well brought on the start off of Britain’s exit from the EU.
In 2015, Banksy created 4 artworks at the Jungle migrant camp in Calais, together with 1 showcasing Apple founder Steve Positions, in a reference to his qualifications as the son of a Syrian migrant.
In March he created the Walled Off Hotel in Bethlehem, a quirky guesthouse that stands near to Israel’s towering security barrier in the occupied West Financial institution.
(Reporting by Paul Sandle Enhancing by Andrew Bolton)