Is Banksy's new mural on the Grand Canal in Venice?

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Wherever he goes, Banksy leaves its mark And it seems that he has done it again, this time in the Biennial of Venice. Overnight, the picture of a migrant child dressed in a life jacket holding a neon pink sparkle has appeared on the famous canal.

The drawing contrasts with the work of the Swiss-Icelandic artist Christoph Büchel, a rusty fishing boat that sank off the coast of Libya in 2015, killing more than 1,000 people.


The issues of migration and immigration prevail in the Venice Biennial of this edition






Photograph of the arrival of the work of the Icelandic Christoph Bucher, 'Barca Nostra', the fishing boat with 700 immigrants on board that sank in the Mediterranean Sea in 2015

Photograph of the arrival of the work of the Icelandic Christoph Bucher, 'Barca Nostra', the fishing boat with 700 immigrants on board that sank in the Mediterranean Sea in 2015
(Andrea Merola / EFE)

At the moment, the Briton has not claimed his authorship, although everything indicates that he is behind this work, since it has all its characteristics. However, it is waiting for Pest Control, the authentication body of Banksy, this argument is good.

The issues of migration and immigration prevail in the Biennial
of
Venice of this edition, which is titled May You Live in Interesting Times
. A gesture that, according to its curator, Ralph Rugoff, aims to denounce the "condition of late capitalism, which goes from crisis to crisis".




Banksy has frequently addressed the issues of migration and the refugee crisis. In 2015, for example, he traveled to Calais refugee camp and drew an image of the late founder of Apple, Steve Jobs, with a black garbage bag over one shoulder and a computer in his hand.





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