Banksy’s Valentine play moves to Dreamland in Margate

Banksy’s new Valentine’s Day artwork has found a permanent home in Margate.

Last week (February 14), the mysterious artist unveiled a new piece of art in a Kent town which highlights domestic violence against women.

Located in Grosvenor Place and titled “Valentine’s Mask”, the graffiti depicts a 1950s housewife with a missing tooth and a black eye.

The woman’s husband’s legs are seen sticking out of a real freezer in front of the artwork, and various objects are placed along the wall, including a broken white lawn chair, an empty beer bottle, and a blue box.

Since it was installed, the freezer has been removed from the mural twice, the first on Tuesday at the council “for security reasons” and the second last Thursday (December 16) at the London gallery Red Eight.

Now, the mural is set to be permanently relocated to the city’s Dreamland amusement park.

Dreamland said in a statement: “We are delighted to have commissioned Banksy in Margate, allowing the artwork to remain in the city and accessible to all who wish to come and enjoy it in the near future.

“When everything is finished, we will let everyone know.”

Last November, Banksy shared an emotional behind-the-scenes video documenting the creation of his recent artwork in Ukraine.

It came shortly after he confirmed he was behind seven new pieces appearing across the war-torn country.

In December, Ukrainian authorities arrested eight people for attempting to steal a Banksy mural from a building in Hostomel, near Kyiv.

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