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Banksy strikes in Paris with powerful message about migration

Banksy strikes in Paris with powerful message about migration
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Controversial street artist Banksy is believed to be responsible for a series of compelling murals which have popped up across Paris city centre this week.

Art experts believe the works are a criticism of negative attitudes toward migration.

Seven works attributed to the painter have been discovered in recent days, including one near a former centre for migrants at the French capital’s northern edge, according to the art website Artistik Rezo.

Nicolas Laugero Lasserre, the site’s editor, said contacts has informed him that Bansky was planning a trip to the capital.

The first work was found on June 20 – World Refugee Day – and depicts a child spray painting pink flock wallpaper over a black swastika.

The wallpaper stencil was used in a previous Banksy piece called ‘Go Flock Yourself’, which was shown at the 2009 Banksy versus Bristol Museum exposition.

Laugero Lasserre described it as ‘a real signature’.

A rat with a red bow graffiti believed to be attributed to street artist Banksy is seen on a wall along a street in Paris, Monday, June 25, 2018. Seven works attributed to the graffiti artist have been discovered in recent days, including one near a former center for migrants at the city's northern edge, according to the art website Artistikrezo. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Nicolas Laugero Lasserre, the site’s editor, said he heard a few weeks ago through contacts in the French street art world that Bansky was planning a trip (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)
A man walks past a recent artwork by street artist Banksy in Paris on June 24, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Philippe LOPEZ / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION - TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTIONPHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images
The anonymous Bristol-based artist is known for his satirical and subversive public artworks, which often comment on political and social news and trends (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)
A graffiti believed to be attributed to street artist Banksy is seen on a wall along a street in Paris, Monday, June 25, 2018. Seven works attributed to the graffiti artist have been discovered in recent days, including one near a former center for migrants at the city's northern edge, according to the art website Artistikrezo. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
The first work was found on Wednesday 20 June: World Refugee Day (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)
(Picture: Nora_Soul/Twitter)
Art experts think the works are a criticism of negative attitudes toward migration (Picture: Nora_Soul/Twitter)

He said: ‘It’s an extraordinary chance to have Banksy in Paris. As always his interventions arrive at a key political moment, urging citizens and government to change the paradigm on the migration issue’.

Another image shows a man in a suit waving a bone in front of a dog’s nose, whilst holding a saw behind his back.

The anonymous Bristol-based artist is known for his satirical and subversive public artworks, which often comment on political and social news and trends.

Source: METRO https://metro.co.uk/2018/06/25/banksy-strikes-in-paris-with-powerful-message-about-migration-7657901/

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