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Exclusive: A brand new Banksy

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Yes, to the last one

Written by . Published on December 12th 2011.

Exclusive: A brand new Banksy

WHAT could be more romantic than this: a biplane, looping the loop and etching, in its wake, a love heart in the sky? 

And even though this one is located on a gable end wall in Rumford Street/Covent Garden, by the Pig and Whistle pub, it's made people here feel all fuzzy and warm. 

It has also made us wish we were makers of greeting cards, for Banksy's latest piece of Liverpool artwork is exactly the sort of image that could well end up in red envelopes come a February 14 soon - making somebody a mint. 

Has the Bristol man of mystery gone all soft, or is there another, darker, meaning? There's a similar work near London's Wapping Station. This one went up sometime last week and is pictured on Banksy's official site.

It follows on the claws of his most famous Liverpool work, the Whitehouse pub Rat: Another piece that, depending on the state of your relationship choices, may be a more appropriate image to send next Valentine's Day. 

Chocks (or should that be chocs?) away.

A Liverpool City Council spokesman would not be drawn on whether it's a cultural asset to the city, but told Liverpool Confidential as it's not their building and as it doesn't appear to be offensive, they would not be taking action to remove it.

Banksy obviously likes Liverpool: there have been many other bits and pieces in the last few years. And Liverpool largely seems to like Banksy.

Perhaps we will go further and lay it on the line: Banksy, we heart you.

Pictures with thanks to The Lonely Villein

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16 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

Anthony SchumacherDecember 12th 2011.

Looks a bit plane to me....

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Angie SammonsDecember 12th 2011.

You're fired...

AnonymousDecember 13th 2011.

Liverpool City Council said as it's not their building and as it doesn't appear to be offensive, they would not be taking action to remove it.

Unlike the The Rat on the Whitehouse pub which they covered up with hoardings in Capital of Culture year and which they were then willing to sell to the first idiot who came along who promptly declared they would paint over it! Only in Liverpool....

AnonymousDecember 13th 2011.

Yay..Thanks Banksy!!

AnonymousDecember 13th 2011.

Great stuff!

Midget GemDecember 14th 2011.

This is great news, but very low on the ground where it could be open to attack by dog piss. Perhaps Banksy is a dwarf,

Reader XxxDecember 14th 2011.

It's a bit loopy....but I like it.

AnonymousDecember 14th 2011.

Of course it's a cultural asset to the city!

AnonymousDecember 14th 2011.

Brilliant work

CherryMenaceDecember 14th 2011.

It's been graffitied over already - RUINED!

Editorial personDecember 14th 2011.

Don't worry about it, Cherrymenace, that was always going to happen, wasn't it?

Liverpool wagDecember 14th 2011.

In a way, that's the art

AnonymousDecember 15th 2011.


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Editorial personDecember 15th 2011.

Very possibly...

AndydjfergusonDecember 17th 2011.

its funny the way banksy can graffiti any building he wants without consequence but if any average joe did that they'd probably get fined. no doubt he's talented, but it seems to be one rule for one and one rule for another. this celebrity culture is a load of crap. im gonna go out now and graffiti on someone elses property. when someone spots it and its in the news, it will be in the name of 'glorified criminal'.

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