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Venice: Street artist Banksy uses Engel & Völkers property's wall for his new artwork

During the opening days of the Venice Biennale, Banksy created a stencil artwork on the house wall of a property from Engel & Völkers portfolio. Banksy is a world-renowned British artist who is considered one of the greatest representatives of street art and whose true identity is still unknown.

Comporta - Is Banksy behind this artwork on one of Engel & Völkers' properties in Venice?

Banksy's works are often socially critical and deal with topics such as politics, culture and ethics. This time the artist has chosen Venice as the canvas for his latest work, a building in the San Pantalon district for sale by Engel & Völkers. The work was realised directly on the south-facing outer wall of this 400 square meter Venetian building. The house has a view of the canal, a water door, a roof terrace (Italian: "altana") and an additional courtyard with original Venetian wellhead. The stencil shows a child, his feet in the water, dressed in a life jacket and a rocket in his right hand that emits pink smoke.

The building, which already stands out due to its striking architectural style and its outstanding location surrounded by the Venetian canals, should now receive even more attention through the artist's work.

The work and the building can be admired in all their splendour from the bridge that crosses the Rio di Ca'Foscari and connects the "Campo San Pantalon" square of the same name with the Campo Santa Margherita. 

The work of art, whose authenticity the artist has confirmed on his Instagram profile, is the second work of art by Banksy in Italy after the "Madonna with a pistol" in Naples (2010). In any case, the new work blends in seamlessly with the cityscape of Venice, which is marked by historical and architectural masterpieces, art and beauty even in the most unusual places.

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