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Banksy claims there is graffiti on Oscar Wilde’s prison wall

A new work by street artist Banksy has appeared on a wall in the former British prison of Reading.in West London, where writer Oscar Wilde had been imprisoned. The artist and urban activist claimed his graffiti on Thursday March 4 on Instagram. This drawing represents a prisoner who escapes using a rope made of sheets tied and tied to a typewriter.

Banksy posted a video posted on his Instagram account: this is a montage with one of Bob Ross’s cult shows, where the now-deceased American artist provided technical advice for painting oil landscapes. “Hi, I’m Bob Ross. Welcome to The Joy of Painting.”Can we hear at the beginning of the excerpt from the original video, “Did you get all your stuff, ready to do a fantastic painting with me? Good,” the post continued.

The images below show the artist in the process of realize your artwork in the evening on the prison walls using a giant stencil, with Bob Ross’s warm instructions in the background.

Reading Prison is located 70 km west of London: no longer accepting prisoners since 2013. The Ministry of Justice, owner of the building, must decide this month whether or not it will become a premises. This former remand center is famous for hosting Oscar Wilde during his two-year forced labor sentence for “grave immorality.”

Banksy graffiti on the wall of Reading Prison in Reading, West London, photographed on March 2, 2021.
Banksy graffiti on the wall of Reading Prison in Reading, West London, photographed on March 2, 2021.
Credit: BEN STANSALL / AFP
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