An Instagram video with the caption ‘Seasons Greetings’ seemingly confirms that a piece of graffiti which appeared last night was his – much to the excitement of the people of Port Talbot, Wales, was, in fact, a Banksy. The art which appeared on two sides of a wall of a garage, depicts a child playing with snow, while the other side reveals the snow is ash from a skip fire.
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Ian Lewis, the owner of the garage, has said, “I am very pleased, I think it is a smashing bit of artwork. It is good for the town and I just want to protect it, it is here for everybody.” said to BBC news.
The buzz over the artwork from the town over speculation whether or not it was a Banksy original was enough to get the residents of Port Talbot visiting the garage as soon as they could.
— Sally Llewellyn (@ArtLlew) December 18, 2018
Plaid Cymru Councillor for Aberavon, Nigel Thomas Hunt is working alongside Ian Lewis to protect the artists latest creation. Fences have already been taken to the location to protect the artwork.
— Huw Thomas (@huwthomas) December 19, 2018