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They appeared a week ago, on June 20, coinciding with World Refugee Day. Several graffiti came to the streets of Paris, spreading rumors and speculation about an authorship attributed to Banksy.
The artist opted for silence until a few hours ago, when he confirmed being behind them with the publication of several images on his Instagram account.
Banksy uses Paris as a canvas © Getty Images
Porte de la Chapelle and its refugee reception center, the Sorbonne University, the Pompidou Museum or the surroundings of the Eiffel Tower are just some of the places chosen by Banksy to give away their scathing art and, in passing, a small shake of conscience before the inconsistencies that sometimes we starred as a society.
The one that has generated the most expectation for its location, next to a refugee reception center, and for the reason, a girl covering a swastika with drawings, is a clear criticism of the performance (or lack thereof) of many European countries before the migratory crisis that the old continent is experiencing.
A shared post by Banksy (@banksy) on Jun 28, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. PDT
A shared post by Banksy (@banksy) on Jun 28, 2018 at 3:01 p.m. PDT
Among the new graffiti, there is also room to honor the May 68 that this year celebrates its 50th anniversary. To do this, he has used one of his already famous rats and the following legend: "Fifty years since the Paris revolts of 68. The birth of the art of modern staff."
. Fifty years since the uprising in Paris 1968. The birthplace of modern stencil art. A shared post by Banksy (@banksy) on Jun 26, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. PDT
A shared publication of Banksy (@banksy) on Jun 27, 2018 at 11:00 PDT
Banksy pulls irony in this intervention at the Sorbonne University. A dog, who has just been amputated with a saw, is waiting impatiently for a bone to eat.
A shared post by Banksy (@banksy) on Jun 27, 2018 at 3:05 p.m. PDT
The artist titled in his Instagram account Liberté, Égalité, Cable TV his reinterpretation of the Bonaparte painting crossing the Great San Bernardo, by Jacques-Louis David.
A shared post by Banksy (@banksy) on Jun 27, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. PDT