During the opening of the Venice Biennale a few stencils appeared across the city which gave indication of the presence of the elusive British artist.
While still unconfirmed yet, a politically charged piece shows a young child wearing a life jacket and holding a pink flare up in the air, a migrant calling for rescuers. It was spotted on the island of Dorsoduro.
On Banksy’s website and his social media the artist posted a video in Venice with following comment
‘ Setting out my stall at the Venice Biennale.
Despite being the largest and most prestigious art event in the world, for some reason I’ve never been invited.’
The stall presents a series of small oil paintings featuring a large cruise boat over the Venice canals
The popped up stall is reminiscent of his New York stunt in 2013 where he sold his canvasses for $60 to passers by.
Stay tuned for further update.