The work - known variously as the Graffiti Painter, The Painter or Velazquez - shows an artist, thought to be Spanish painter Diego Velazquez, with an easel writing “Banksy” in large red letters.
Despite being painted in 2009, many commentators had drawn comparisons to current-day politics, namely the increasingly brutish exchanges in the House of Commons over Britain’s pending departure from the European Union, or Brexit.
Anonymous British street artist from the western English city of Bristol opens "Gross Domestic Product" in Croydon, saying it was "where art irritates life".
With 2018 almost out of the door, TRT World has prepared a brief excursion through the year to refresh your memory, touching upon a few key instances when the world took notice.
Fans are flocking to the Welsh town of Port Talbot to see a new mural by the elusive British street artist depicting a child covered in snow that is in fact ash from a burning bin.
Three Banksy prints were sold at a Paris auction on Wednesday - this time without any pranks by the British artist.
Banksy's first references Basquiat’s Boy and Dog in a Johnnypump while his second depicts people queuing up to ride a Ferris wheel with carriages shaped like crowns.
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