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Banksy’s home city an urban canvas for elusive artist

/ 06:01 PM May 27, 2019
Banksy's city an urban canvas

A pedestrian walks past graffiti street art on the side of a building in Bristol, south west England, on May 8, 2019. Five years ago, British street artist Banksy adorned the side of a once uninspiring white brick building in Bristol with the familiar image of a girl gazing out solemnly. The dank courtyard beneath the stencil has, like many other spots the mysterious artist has decorated in his purported home city in southwest England, become one of Britain’s most photographed places. A parody pastiche of “Girl with a Pearl Earring” by Dutch Golden Age painter Johannes Vermeer, it bears all the hallmarks of Banksy’s cheekily irreverent style. Image: AFP/Geoff Caddick

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