New ‘Banksy’ artwork confirmed in the UK highlighting domestic violence

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Iconic Bristol street artist Banksy has appeared to confirm fresh street art for Valentine’s Day with the piece highlighting domestic violence.

‘Valentine’s Day Mascara’, in Margate, Kent, shows a woman in a 1950s-style dress, complete with a kitchen apron and Marigolds, smiling and winking. However, on closer inspection, the lady can be seen to have a bruised eye and missing teeth, suggesting she has been hit.

The work’s title is a nod to the Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre where seven members and associates of Chicago’s North Side Gang were murdered on February 14.

The figure also appears to be pushing someone, possibly her husband, into a fridge freezer which has been purposely placed against the wall. A pair of legs are seen poking out of the end. Nearby residents spotted the artwork yesterday (February 13) before Banksy confirmed it to be his doing by sharing images of the mural on his Instagram page. It is the first domestic work of art claimed by the elusive artist for 18 months.