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Artwork on former prison confirmed as Banksy

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Artwork on former prison confirmed as Banksy

Artwork on former prison confirmed as Banksy

Street artist Banksy has claimed responsibility for a painting on the side of a former prison which housed playwright Oscar Wilde.The artwork, on the red brick wall of the former Reading Prison, shows an inmate escaping lockdown using a knotted spool of paper from a typewriter.


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A mural by street artist Banksy on the side of a former prison which housed playwright Oscar Wilde has been defaced with red paint.The artwork, on the red brick wall of the former Reading Prison, showed an inmate escaping lockdown using a knotted spool of paper from a typewriter.It appeared on March 1 and was officially confirmed as a Banksy on March 4, when the elusive artist posted a video on his Instagram account.

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