Graffiti artist Banksy claims a new art on the wall of a former prison in Reading, England. He did it in an Instagram video on Thursday.
Instagram video At night, burning only by the headlamp, Banksy places the artwork on the prison wall of the Reading Guard. The mural depicts a prisoner scrambling across the prison wall using sheets built with a typewriter. Pangxi called this work “Create Escape”.
The Instagram video featured television pictures of the “joy of painting”, during which American painter Bob Rose taught his people to paint. Models giving voice to Ross’s claims about Banksy’s pictures. Rose, for example, seems to be explaining how Pangxi works, explaining how he drew himself in his own project. “For me, painting reflects freedom,” Rose says, as the camera zooms in and the mural comes into full view for the first time.
Reading Guard opened as a prison in 1844 and closed in 2014. Writer Oscar Wilde is one of his most famous prisoners: after his release he wrote the poem “The Ballad of Reading Cow”.
For years, there has been a campaign to turn the former prison, which is protected by British traditional rules, into an art center. When the judiciary negotiated with a property developer last year, there were fears that the prison would lead to apartment blocks, but Berkshire Live said the deal eventually fell through.
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