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Banksy Makes Poignant Statement About Homelessness With New Reindeer Street Art


Added 12-10-19 04:18:03pm EST - “And the piece in Birmingham, England, has already been doctored.” - Huffpost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Huffpost.com: “Banksy Makes Poignant Statement About Homelessness With New Reindeer Street Art”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Street artist Banksy is highlighting the issue of homelessness with his new holiday-themed artwork in Birmingham, central England.

Two reindeer painted on a brick wall outside appear to carry off a real-life man sleeping on a bench in a video the anonymous artist shared on Instagram.

“God bless Birmingham,” Banksy captioned the post. “In the 20 minutes we filmed Ryan on this bench passers-by gave him a hot drink, two chocolate bars and a lighter - without him ever asking for anything.”

The piece was installed on Vyse Street early Friday by “a couple of lads in high-vis vests” who placed a tent around the bench, according to local jeweler Martin Clarke.

“I thought they were from the council and were just doing a bit of upkeep,” he told The Guardian.

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