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Banksy confirms Port Talbot garage graffiti is his work

PORT TALBOT (Wales), december 2018-World famous graffiti artist Banksy has confirmed his latest creation is on the side of a garage in Port Talbot.

The artwork appeared on the side of a domestic garage in Richmond Terrace.

It covers two walls, with a picture of a large metal commercial bin with flames coming from it on one side, and a boy appearing to have snow fall on him on the other, with the snow in reality, just the ashes from the fire.

The work had sparked wild speculation that it could be a Banksy, after images began circulating on social media.

But confirmation only came today when Banksy put images and a video of the artwork on his website and Instagram page. It was his 100th Instagram post.

All the artist said to accompany a video of his work was, “Season’s greetings”.

It shows the artwork in profile, then the camera lifts up to look over the top of it to the steelworks in the distance.

Banksy is an anoymous England-based street artist known for his satirical and subversive work which has appeared on walls around the country

The amazing spray-paint image in Port Talbot has attracted people from all over south Wales.

Ian Lewis, 55, is the owner of the garage and he looked a little bewildered today at how his nondescript building, which he constructed himself 20 years ago, had become such a talking point overnight.

“I saw the image first on Facebook on Tuesday morning, and thought that looks a bit like my garage,” he said from outside his home on Richmond Terrace,.

“I showed it to my son and he agreed, so I went out and had a look and there it was.”

For the rest of the night, he and his brother-in-law, Wayne Jenkins, took it in turns to keep watch over what is the first Banksy piece in Wales.

Whoever wasn’t on watch made cups of tea for the steady stream of people stopping by to take a look and grab a picture next to the artwork.

“At the moment it is for everybody and it should be enjoyed by everybody,” said Mr Lewis, a steelworker at the nearby Tata works.

Even the police arrived at 1am, having created an incident specifically for it and setting up patrols in the area as a precautionary measure.

When they arrived at the scene, they took off their hi-viz vests so they could get a quick picture first, said Mr Lewis’s partner, Julia. (www.walesonlie.co.uk)

 

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