DUBAI: Famed British street artist Banksy has claimed, in his own shadowy way, a new wall mural in Dover, the ferry port that connects England with Calais in France.
The politically-charged street art has taken on Brexit with a mural of a workman chipping away one of the 12 gold stars on the flag of the European Union.
Banksy, whose identity is a closely guarded secret, posted pictures of the work, which appeared overnight, on his official Instagram feed on Sunday, the day of the French presidential election.
His representative also confirmed it was by Banksy.
Dover has loomed large in the British press’ coverage of Brexit, with The Sun newspaper, which campaigned for “leave,” projected the message “Dover & out” on the cliffs on March 24, the day that British Prime Minister Theresa May triggered the start of Britain’s exit from the EU.
In March, the artist unveiled the Walled Off Hotel in Bethlehem, a guesthouse that stands close to Israel’s towering security barrier in the occupied West Bank and which is full of political graffiti and art installations.