Britain's favourite elusive artist, Banksy has installed a new artwork in Birmingham, a season-inspired piece highlighting the United Kingdom's ever-growing homelessness and rough sleeping issue.
The artwork appeared in a short video posted on his Instagram that shows a man named Ryan having a drink before lying down on a bench with his belongings by his side. As the camera moves out a pair of reindeer appear, "pulling" the bench into the starry sky.
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Unveiling the work, Banksy praised the generosity of the people of Birmingham who gave Ryan food and drink while they were filming. The post said: "God bless Birmingham. 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 video already has close to 3 million views.
The piece, as expected, gathered a lot of attention, with many visiting to view and take pictures with it. Barriers were also installed to protect the piece however the work was still defaced by a vandal who sprayed red noses on the reindeer a few hours later.
Watch this space for updates. To view available works by the artist, click here. And as always, thanks for reading.
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