Banksy's latest mural is in my garden!

Imagine looking out of your window and seeing a painting by a famous artist in your garden! Watch the video to find out about an artwork by street-artist Banksy.

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Crowd: Are you Banksy?

Carlos Serrano: I don't know. Can't confirm nor deny.

This BBC journalist got a shock when he looked out of his window and saw the wall of his garden had been spray-painted, by vandals he assumed. Then someone told him to take a few steps back …

Carlos Serrano: You know, when I went further, I see, like, the whole picture, and I realised I was in front of a masterpiece of art.

Then everything changed when Banksy confirmed it was his work. Since then, he's had crowds outside his garden. They've come to have a look, say hi and ask him if he saw anything.

Carlos Serrano: Everybody wants to talk to me, and to come to my window and take pictures. So for me, it's a great experience because, like, you know, being an immigrant like me, this kind of things makes me feel like I really belong to this community.

The local authorities have even put up barriers after the mural was defaced. Still, the people come to London's latest tourist attraction.

© BBC

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Submitted by Learnenglish2025 on Sun, 12/05/2024 - 10:22

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Yes, there is street art in my city. I think street art adds vibrancy and creativity to urban spaces, and can be a powerful form of expression for artists. It can also spark conversation and provoke thought about social issues. Overall, I appreciate the beauty and uniqueness that street art brings to my community.

Submitted by Nilay. on Fri, 03/05/2024 - 06:04

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Currently, I am living in Melbourne. Melbourne Street has a lot of street art. I enjoy looking at these paintings when I travel. Instead of looking at ugly walls, I would rather look at creative art paintings. it makes me happy :)