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Banksy Confirms Their Gymnast Graffiti In Ukraine Is Official

While the one that presumably depicts Putin in a Judo match against a child is yet to be confirmed as an original Banksy.

Numerous artworks that surfaced in Ukraine have lead experts to believe the elusive graffiti artist Banksy might be in the war-torn country, and last night, Banksy confirmed that at least one is indeed officially theirs.

A series of murals have appeared across Borodyanka, a town near Kyiv, depicting everything from two children using a metal tank trap as a seesaw to one implying that Russian President Vladimir Putin is being defeated in a Judo match against a child. However, this is not the one Banksy confirmed is theirs — instead, they chose to highlight a work that paints a gymnast in a leotard performing a handstand on a pile of rubble.

The artwork is seen on the side of a destroyed building as a result of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. Of particular importance is that Borodyanka was one of the first towns to be hit hard by Russian forces in the first few weeks of conflict, making the artworks even more poignant.

As The Guardian reports, the town has since been liberated and is currently being reconstructed, however much as been demolished.

Take a look at the confirmed Banksy and rumored Bansky artworks above.

In other news, $1.5 billion USD worth of art has just been sold.

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