The recently debuted artwork by Banksy.
Anonymous English street artist Banksy has struck again.
The famous graffiti artist has released a new artwork inspired by the killing of George Floyd.
After posting the new piece on his Instagram page on June 6, Banksy wrote: “At first I thought I should just shut up and listen to black people about this issue. But why would I do that? It’s not their problem. It’s mine.”
He continued: “People of colour are being failed by the system. The white system.
“Like a broken pipe flooding the apartment of the people living downstairs. This faulty system is making their life a misery, but it’s not their job to fix it. They can’t — no-one will let them in the apartment upstairs.”
He concluded the post by writing: “This is a white problem. And if white people don’t fix it, someone will have to come upstairs and kick the door in.”
The new piece of art he posted shows a tribute to an anonymous black figure alongside a candle that has set the American flag on fire.
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