‘Oh no. We just destroyed a Banksy!’ Legendary street artist admits painting ‘Morning is Broken’ showing a boy opening curtains on the side of an abandoned farmhouse… after workmen demolished the building
Banksy has claimed an artwork titled ‘Morning is Broken’ which shows a boy opening curtains at the side of an abandoned farmhouse – but it has already been demolished.
The mural depicted a silhouetted boy in a window opening corrugated iron curtains next to a cat gazing at the view.
The anonymous street artist took to Instagram this morning to confirm the work in three photos.
The piece is shown in a full shot of the abandoned Kent property, which is covered in ivy, has peeling white paint and missing roof slates on a side building.
Street artist Banksy has claimed artwork called ‘Morning is Broken’ which shows a boy opening curtains at the side of an abandoned farmhouse – but it has already been demolished
Another photo shows the wall the artwork originally appeared on after it was demolished, with the image also showing an excavator, a dumpster and a pile of rubble on the ground with a worker watching.
There’s a close-up of the artwork in another image, and the third photo shows ongoing demolition work on the building.
The final photo shows the wall the artwork originally appeared on and which has been demolished, with the image also showing an excavator, a dump truck and a pile of rubble on the ground as a viewer looks on worker.
Banksy wrote on his Instagram post, “The morning is broken.”
The container company said the bin seen in one of the photos was at a site in the seaside town of Herne Bay, Kent, and its only involvement in the project was delivering the bin.
According to The Sun, works of art were recovered from the rubble and trash cans this afternoon.
The mural showed the silhouette of a boy in a window opening corrugated iron curtains next to a cat gazing at the view
The mural originally hung over the bricked-up window of the 500-year-old farmhouse near Herne Bay.
Workers on site said they felt “sick” when they learned it was a Banksy mural.
One of the entrepreneurs, George Caudwell, said: ‘We didn’t know it was a Banksy.
“I was sickened when I realized it was a Banksy – we were gutted.
“We started the demolition yesterday.”
He added that the landowner saw them demolishing the building and didn’t realize it either.
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