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The mural painting by Banksy, entitled "Aachoo!!", appeared on a wall in Bristol, England, on 10 December 2020.
The work of the elusive British street artist - titled "Aachoo!!". - shows an old woman sneezing and her dentures flying away. It is painted on the side of a house on a hill in Bristol. The sneeze seems to bring down the neighbouring houses.
The site was found on Vale Street, one of the steepest residential streets in Britain, with a slope of almost 22 degrees. See more
Many of Banksy's earliest murals appeared in Bristol, leading many people to believe that the anonymous artist came from the south-west of the city.
The British press reported that the owners, who had put up a "sold" sign, were backing down because Banksy's work could drive up prices.
However, Nick Makin told the BBC on Saturday that it was not his mother, Aileen Akin, who pulled the house from the sale.
"It increases the value and you have to think about it, but it doesn't change the fact that we're selling the house," Makin said.
One of the most influential figures in contemporary street art, Banksy remains a mystery. For more than two decades, Banksy has shone with his talent, teasing, pushing and provoking. His art is a sometimes accusatory and sometimes mocking reflection of our society. He directs it with a masterful hand and continues to fuel speculation about his identity.
These are only assumptions, but it is believed that Banksy was born in Bristol, Britain, in 1974. See more
His real name would be Robert Banks, or Robin Gunningham. His first steps would have been in a graffiti group, the DryBreadZ in Bristol. Already in 1998, he participated in graffiti festivals, creating the mural The Mild Mild West. In 2004, he produced his first controversial work, the counterfeit bills with the effigy of Lady Di, which were scattered during the carnival in Notting Hill. The following year, he made his way onto the walls of the world's major museums such as the MoMa, Tate Britain and the Louvre, where he installed his own works.
His favourite medium is still stencil. He has an incisive look at consumer society, politics and the military sphere. Always in search of new themes and new exhibition spaces, Banksy brings to Disneyland an inflatable doll, dressed in the same clothes as the Guantanamo prisoners. He also painted on the Bethlehem Wall in support of the Palestinians, including the famous mural of the young Vietnamese woman burned with napalm holding the hands of Mickey Mouse and Ronald McDonald.
In addition to painting, Banksy also excels in directing. In fact, the film Faites le mur! released in 2010 will be nominated for an Oscar for best documentary, and will be presented at the Sundance Film Festival.
Categorically refusing to participate in capitalism, Banksy regrets that some of his works have been stolen and sold at auction. In 2013, he seized a booth in Central Park, where he sold some of his works for $60 each, when they were estimated at $160,000.