Banksy has confirmed that he is behind the artwork that appeared in a small town in Wales earlier this week.
The new piece of graffiti art emerged on two sides of a garage in Port Talbot, South Wales. One side appears to show a child enjoying what appears to be snow falling, but the other side reveals a sinister side as it’s actually fire emitting ash.
Now, Banksy has confirmed that he created the wall art via his official Instagram. He uploaded a drone-shot video that pans around the graffiti before taking flight above Port Talbot. Soundtracked by the festive children’s song ‘Little Snowflake’, Banksy captioned the post: “Season’s greetings”.
A spokesperson for Banksy said in a statement: “Just how tight is Banksy? What is believed to be the graffiti artists first foray into Wales has coincided with the scrapping of the severn bridge toll. Was the £5 charge all that was stopping him? Will we see lots more in the future?”
Owner of the painted garage, Ian, previously told the BBC: “I didn’t think much of it at the time, I knew a little bit about Banksy but I never thought it would be him – if it is him.
“There were people coming here all night. I am very pleased, I think it is a smashing bit of artwork. It is good for the town and I just want to protect it, and it is here for everybody.”
The latest stunt comes only months after Banksy attracted worldwide attention when his Girl With Balloon print went under the auction at Sotheby’s – only moments before a shredder concealed within the frame destroyed half of the painting.