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Friday, 27 January 2023 12:42 GMT

Reaction of Banksy to 'Ukrainian vandals' vending his works of art


(MENAFN) The renowned United Kingdom graffiti artist Banksy has chastised Ukrainians for at least one of the seven murals he painted close to Kiev being sold in pieces. The new paintings were unveiled by him earlier this week.

In a post on Instagram on Saturday, the unidentified street artist from Bristol claimed that “Ukrainian vandals started selling pieces of my artwork without my permission on eBay.” Noting, “I gave you art, and this is how you repay me.”

The article featured what appeared to be a screenshot of an eBay listing selling pieces of a Banksy mural that was destroyed in Borodyanka, northwest of Kiev, for USD50 each. Buyers are encouraged to "transfer money and tell me which piece you want to repay USD200," according to the advertisement, which states that the price is negotiable.

The mural depicts a gymnast who appears to be performing a handstand on some debris outside of a destroyed structure. In a video that he shared on Thursday on Instagram, Banksy acknowledged that he and six other artists collaborated to create the mural. More than 1.2 million people liked the post. More than 22,000 comments and 2.2 million likes were received for a photo of the gymnast mural.

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