Banksy shares a new artwork that supports Black Lives Matter

Banksy shares a new artwork that supports Black Lives Matter

written by Elizabeth Wells, CNNAlicia Lee, CNN

Banksy, perhaps the most famous anonymous artist and social critic in the world, shows his support for the movement of living living matter with a new piece of art and a blatant message: “The system has failed people of color.”

Black Lives Matter protests have spread around the world in the past two weeks after the death of George Floyd, a black man killed in police custody in the United States on May 25. Banksy’s latest work was unveiled at Instagram post, Depicts how Floyd’s death has rocked the United States.

The piece consists of a black framed shape with a candle and flowers surrounding it. A candle flying with an American flag lit up above it.

Details of Banksy's new artwork.

Details of Banksy’s new artwork. credit: Banksy / from Instagram

Along with artwork, Banksy made his ideas on systemic racism crystal clear.

Banksy wrote on his Instagram website that got over 2 million likes: “At first I thought I had to shut up and listen to blacks about this problem. But why do I do it? It’s not their problem. It’s my problem.”

“The system has failed colored people. The white system. Like a broken tube plunges the apartment of the people living in the basement. The flawed system makes their lives miserable, but it is not their job to fix them. They can’t, nobody in the apartment on the upper floor will allow them.”

And the artist added: “This is a white problem. If the eggs don’t fix it, someone will have to go upstairs and kick the door.”

The artwork is published to my Instagram Banksy account.

The artwork is published to my Instagram Banksy account. credit: Banksy / Instagram

A black protest took hold of life in the streets of Bristol, England, on Sunday near where Banksy is believed to have been born. Local police estimated that 10,000 protesters took part.

During the protest, protesters withdrew the statue of a slave trader Edward Coulston in the seventeenth century. The demonstrators chanted and celebrated when seeing the bronze statue that was dropped, but the police said an investigation had been carried out to determine the identity of those involved.

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