Valentine's Day Banksy artwork appears in Bristol

Lawrence Kim
February 14, 2020

A piece of street art has appeared in Banksy's hometown of Bristol, with speculation that it could be the work of the elusive artist.

Residents in the Barton Hill area of the city awoke on Thursday to find the striking piece on the side of a building.

The artwork, in Marsh Lane, features a stencilled image of a girl firing a slingshot of red flowers and leaves. "There's so many people coming and enjoying it, taking pictures, it's fantastic", she said.

The owner of the property has now put a plastic sheet over the piece to protect it.

Mrs Woodruff said the artwork appeared on the 67th birthday of her father, Edwin Simons, who owns the family rental business.

Bristol Somali Community Association, based in Barton Hill, tweeted about the artwork after it was spotted.

Co-founder Saed Ali wrote: "We hope it's Banksy's work". Or at least, he posted about it on Instagram at midnight on 14 February.

Banksy's last mural appeared in Birmingham in December, with residents elated the street artist chose their city for his next piece. The caption-less image is probably about as much information as we're going to get from the mysterious street artist.

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