Artwork of hula-hooping girl in Nottingham is mine, says Banksy
NOTTINGHAM (UK) – British street artist Banksy, who prefers to remain far from the crowds, said on Saturday that a new work of art on a wall in Nottingham, showing a young girl using a bicycle tyre as a hula-hoop, is his work.
The work appeared on Tuesday on the red brick wall of a beauty salon, next to a bicycle that was locked to a metal signpost and missing its back wheel.
A picture of the work in the student area of the city was posted on Banksy’s Instagram feed and website on Saturday.
Banksy is known for witty artworks that often make powerful references to world affairs.
His works this year have alluded to the coronavirus crisis and Black Lives Matter movement.
In August, he funded a boat crewed by volunteers to rescue refugees in the Mediterranean attempting to reach Europe from Africa.