Banksy confirms Valentine’s Day-inspired art in Bristol is his work

Brenda Watkins
February 14, 2020

Banksy has confirmed that a new piece of Bristol graffiti many are associating with Valentine's Day is his work.

It seems to show a young girl firing a slingshot of flowers - possibly in relation to February 14th.

On Twitter, the Bristol Somali Community Association said they woke up to "remarkable mural art painted on one of the houses" in the area.

Banksy published a picture of the work on his Instagram page at midnight on Valentine's Day.

"We've been down here all day and it's just been a complete buzz of excitement", she told the PA news agency.

"It's incredible and attractive", she added.

The Marsh Lane street sign also formed part of the artwork, adorned with some red flowers which have since gone missing, Woodruff said.

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Co-founder Saed Ali wrote: "We hope it's Banksy's work".

The mysterious artist confirmed the piece, which appears to be a girl firing flowers into the air, by posting photos on Instagram.

"Come and have a look yourself".

The unexpected piece was first noticed by passersby on Thursday morning.

Local resident James Bullock reportedly spotted scaffolding on the wall of the home when he walked past it around 6:20 a.m. local time on Thursday, according to The Guardian.

He later uploaded a clip of the shredding online with the caption 'Going, going, gone.', with Sotheby's later confirming the prank had been staged by the artist.

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