Banksy planned Brexit day update for whitewashed EU mural

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Image caption Banksy’s mural has been painted over

A Banksy mural displaying a star being chiselled from the EU flag has been painted over, the artist mentioned.

The art work, which appeared on a derelict constructing close to Dover’s ferry terminal in May 2017, was coated up with scaffolding final month.

Banksy mentioned there have been plans to update the piece on “Brexit day” to point out a crumpled flag on the bottom, however mentioned it “seems they’ve painted over it”.

The artist mentioned the “white flag” that changed it “says it just as well”.

Banksy, whose identification stays a thriller, has garnered worldwide acclaim, together with his works repeatedly promoting for a whole bunch of 1000’s of kilos.

The artist hardly ever feedback on his works, which are sometimes interpreted as political satire, however posted plans for a 31 October update on Instagram.

Before it was painted over, the mural featured a workman eradicating a single star, with cracks spreading out throughout the EU flag.

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It was assumed by some to be a critique of plans to go away the European Union, however picked up help from Dover’s Brexiteer MP Charlie Elphicke, who described the set up of scaffolding earlier this month as “cultural vandalism”.

He mentioned English Heritage had declined to listing the art work.

The constructing in York Street is owned by the Godden household, who beforehand misplaced a High Court battle after making an attempt to promote one other Banksy mural.

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