Banksy Tackles Domestic Violence in New Piece

Banksy just unveiled his latest work, Valentine’s Day mascara. On February 14, a mural appeared in Margate, a British seaside town.

Situated in the seaside town of Margate in Kent, which is home to the Turner Contemporary gallery and artists like Tracey Emin, the new mural depicts a housewife from the 1950s who is seemingly putting her other half into a freezer bin.

The implication here is one that flags the issue of domestic violence, as the woman is seen with a black eye and a missing tooth. However, in Banksy’s usual subversive manner, the housewife is wearing a dress, a pinafore, and rubber gloves — and given the timing of today being Valentine’s Day, it’s implied that this piece focuses on domestic violence and how it is still a problem in today’s society.

It is said that the mural is on a wall at Grosvenor Place in Margate, Kent.

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