Art depicting a little girl firing a slingshot appeared on a Bristol wall on 13 February

Banksy has said that he is “glad” his latest artwork has been vandalised, suggesting that his original sketches for the design were better.

The new work by the enigmatic artist appeared on the side of a building in the Barton Hill area of Bristol earlier this month (13 February).

It depicts a young girl firing a slingshot into the sky, creating a red firework-style explosion.

The mural only lasted 48 hours, however, before it was defaced with graffiti reading “BCC W***ERS”. The message is believed to refer to Bristol City Council.

Is street art still considered “vandalism”? In the picture a classic Greek style bust “vandalised” by graffiti artist Billy The Kid.

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