New Banksy confirmed after artwork showing bruised woman in Marigold gloves appears in Margate | The Sun

A NEW Banksy piece has been confirmed after artwork showing a bruised woman in Marigold gloves appeared.

The graffiti on the back of a building in Margate, Kent, shows a housewife wearing a retro dress and kitchen apron.

Taking a closer look at the woman's appearance, she has a bruised face and missing teeth.

A fridge-freezer – which is believed to have been placed up against the wall purposely – has a man tumbling into it.

Assuming it's her husband, the man's legs stick out as she closes the lid on him.

Banksy's artwork is known for its political, social, and cultural messages with this one being no different.


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The piece – which has been named Valentine's Day Mascara – highlights the issue of domestic violence.

The title is a play on the Saint Valentine's Day Massacre in 1929 which saw seven Chicago gang members murdered.

One local told KentOnline: "I am absolutely convinced this is Banksy.

"I would be very shocked if it turned out not to be."

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Many speculated whether the artwork was legit.

However, Banksy shared images of the piece to his Instagram this morning confirming it was his.

And it's not the first time the street artist has struck in Kent.

In 2017, an EU flag-themed piece appeared on a derelict building near Dover's ferry terminal.

Banksy also travelled to Ukraine at the end of last year where he painted the wall of destroyed building in Borodyanka – 35 miles from the capital Kyiv.

A youth club boss also had a shock last year when Mobile Lovers popped up on his wall.

Dennis Stinchcombe discovered the piece was worth £400,000.

How you can get help

Women’s Aid has this advice for victims and their families:

  • Always keep your phone nearby.
  • Get in touch with charities for help, including the Women’s Aid live chat helpline and services such as SupportLine.
  • If you are in danger, call 999.
  • Familiarise yourself with the Silent Solution, reporting abuse without speaking down the phone, instead dialing “55”.
  • Always keep some money on you, including change for a pay phone or bus fare.
  • If you suspect your partner is about to attack you, try to go to a lower-risk area of the house – for example, where there is a way out and access to a telephone.
  • Avoid the kitchen and garage, where there are likely to be knives or other weapons. Avoid rooms where you might become trapped, such as the bathroom, or where you might be shut into a cupboard or other small space.

If you are a ­victim of domestic abuse, SupportLine is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6pm to 8pm on 01708 765200. The charity’s email support ­service is open weekdays and weekends during the crisis – [email protected]

Women’s Aid provides a live chat service – available weekdays from 8am-6pm and weekends 10am-6pm.

You can also call the freephone 24-hour ­National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247.

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