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Second Banksy-style artwork appears in Brownhills

By Jordan Reynolds | Brownhills | News | Published:

A Banksy-style mural has appeared on a former garage in Walsall.

The mural is on a former garage building on Brownhills High Street opposite Ogley Road

The image shows a child reaching out to a balloon and appeared on the side of the old Planet Wheels building on Brownhills High Street late last week.

It's not the first mural in the style of the street artist to appear in the town, as back in 2016 a piece appeared in Brickiln Street.

While both look similar to Banksy's art neither are thought to have been painted by the Bristolian artist.

The Banksy-style art in Brownhills

Resident Tom Smith was one of the first to spot the art over the weekend.

He said: "I was walking down there and spotted it.

"I'm not sure if it's a local copycat, I thought it was amazing.

"It's just crazy. I didn't really know what to think of it.

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The old Planet Wheels building on Brownhills High Street

"I went to put it on Facebook but saw someone else already had. Someone said they saw the artist doing it."

In the past a piece in Sutton Coldfield and Kidderminster has also been attributed to the graffiti artist, whose true identity has not been revealed.

Banksy pieces have sold for hundreds of thousands of pounds, with collectors reputedly including Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

Owners of the walls on which his artwork have appeared have even cut out chunks of masonry and plaster to remove them for sale.

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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