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Banksy’s new Valentine’s Day artwork to move to Dreamland in Margate

'We're thrilled to have been asked,' a spokesperson at the amusement park said

By Tom Skinner

Banksy's ‘Valentine’s Day Mascara’ artwork
Banksy's ‘Valentine’s Day Mascara’ artwork. CREDIT: Banksy

Banky’s latest artwork is to be relocated to Dreamland in Margate, Kent.

The anonymous Bristolian artist unveiled the piece, an apparent comment on domestic violence, last week to coincide with Valentine’s Day (February 14).

Titled ‘Valentine’s Day Mascara’, the graffiti depicts a 1950s housewife with a bruised eye and a missing tooth. The woman’s husband appears to have been pushed into a real-life freezer that’s been placed in front of the wall along with other items, including a broken garden chair and an empty beer bottle.

The mural, located at Grosvenor Place in Margate, has since caused issues with the local council “on the grounds of safety”, resulting in the freezer being removed. The appliance was later returned before being taken away once again by London’s Red Eight Gallery.

Now, it has been announced that Banksy‘s ‘Valentine’s Day Mascara’ piece has found a new permanent home at Dreamland Margate. 

In a statement, a spokesperson for the amusement park and entertainment centre said: “We’re thrilled to have been asked to host Margate’s Banksy, enabling the artwork to remain in the town and accessible to all those who want to come and enjoy it for the foreseeable future.

“When everything has been finalised we’ll let you all know.” You can see the post below.

Banksy was praised by some fans for delivering a “powerful” message with the ‘Valentine’s Day Mascara’ mural.

In November 2022, Banksy shared a moving video documenting the creation of his artwork series in war-torn Ukraine. He’d previously confirmed that he was behind seven new pieces that had appeared across the country.

Meanwhile, the mysterious street artist hit out at US clothing brand Guess, claiming it had used his work without seeking prior permission.