Speculation had been mounting that the anonymous artist was in the war-torn country after three works were spotted last week. One mural depicts a man said to resemble the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, being thrown to the floor during a judo match with a young boy—Putin holds a black belt in the sport.
Another work shows two children using a metal tank trap
as a seesaw, while a third mural, painted within the ruins of a bombed building, is of a gymnast doing a handstand.
the back of an armored truck.
In March, a print of one of his most famous anti-war pieces, CND Soldiers, was sold at auction, raising $106,505 for a children’s hospital in Kyiv. The original mural first appeared outside the Houses of Parliament in London in 2003, during protests against the war in Iraq.
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with all proceeds going to our friends in Ukraine." -Banksey
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A new Banksy mural adorns a destroyed building in Ukraine
November 12, 202210:56 AM ET