Banksy Resurfaces With Mural at Bristol Primary School
Infamous artist Banksy resurfaced recently with a new piece at a primary school in Bristol, England, as a thank you for naming a building after him.
The work depicts a scribbled figure of a stick-wielding child playing with a flaming tire.
Weeks before the mural popped up, the school ran a competition to rename five of its buildings, with the students deciding on Banksy. They informed him of the decision in a letter, and they hadn't heard anything from the artist until now.
Beside the mural was a thank you note that reads:
"Dear Bridge Farm School, thanks for your letter and naming a house after me. Please have a picture, and if you don’t like it, feel free to add stuff. I’m sure the teachers won’t mind. Remember, it’s always easier to get forgiveness than permission. Much love, Banksy."
Principal Geoff Mason says he intends to preserve the mural, adding that the surprise piece is "inspirational and aspirational" for his pupils.
A spokesman for Banksy has confirmed that the artwork is genuine.