Renowned street artist Banksy has unveiled his latest artwork in an Instagram post — a mural in the liberated Ukrainian town of Borodianka.
The artwork shows a female gymnast balancing on a pile of rubble on the side of a building damaged by Russian strikes.
The graffiti artist posted three images of the piece Friday on social media, with a simple caption reading “Borodyanka, Ukraine,” using an alternative spelling for the town’s name…
Borodianka was hit particularly hard by Russian airstrikes at the start of the invasion of Ukraine in February, with many buildings reduced to piles of rubble by long-range attacks.
Artistic talent can offtimes find a way to bring beauty to the ugliness created by the worst of us.
3 thoughts on “Banksy mural in liberated Ukrainian town”
“The destruction left by Russian troops in the town of Borodianka outside of Kyiv is “much more horrific” than the situation uncovered in the nearby town of Bucha, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Thursday.” (Agence France-Presse April 8, 2022) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombing_of_Borodianka#Russian_attacks
“The ringleader of a group that allegedly tried to steal a Banksy mural from a wall in Ukraine could face up to 12 years in prison, the country’s Ministry of Internal Affairs said in a statement Monday.
Depicting a woman in a gas mask carrying a fire extinguisher, the mural is one of several works completed by the British street artist in cities across Ukraine, including the capital Kyiv, following Russia’s invasion.” https://www.cnn.com/style/article/banksy-ukraine-mural-theft-suspect-prison/index.html
“Banksy shares video of his street art creations from Ukraine” (1:26) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fijqGws4AS0
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