A new Banksy mural has appeared on the wall of a derelict 500-year-old farmhouse in the seaside town of Herne Bay, Kent.
The mural, titled Morning is Broken, shows the silhouette of a young boy opening 'curtains' made of corrugated iron alongside his animal companion. The artwork had appeared on the side of a derelict farmhouse on Blacksole Farm in Herne Bay.
The infamous anonymous artist confirmed the piece belonged to him in a post shared to Instagram on March 15th.
In the last frame of his post, it appears the mural has been completely demolished by construction workers. Owners of the site, Kitewood, confirmed that demolition work was currently being undertaken at the site. Currently, there are no reports of the artwork having been salvaged from the location.
This new mural comes just a month after Banksy's Valentine's Day Mascara mural appeared in Margate, Kent, on Valentine's Day.
The artwork, which depicted a bruised 1950s housewife sporting a black eye and missing tooth, raised awareness of domestic abuse. It was quickly dismantled by the local Thanet council under grounds of 'safety' and was later taken to the town’s Dreamland theme park, where it remains “accessible to all those who want to come and enjoy it”.
In recent times, Banksy has undertaken philanthropic projects for Ukraine. Last December, the artist announced they had created 50 special hand-finished screen prints that would be sold to raise funds for a charity supporting the people of Ukraine - raising funds for amenities like ambulances for people impacted by the conflict.