Banksy Debuts New Rat Murals in Paris

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Banksy has taken over Paris with murals that take aim at the French government, and the elusive British street artist is still posting more artwork throughout the capital of France.

Banksy just officially posted a photo of a graffitied rat holding a box cutter on the Centre Pompidou via Instagram, with the caption, “Fifty years since the uprising in Paris 1968. The birthplace of modern stencil art.”

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Banksy’s works have often revolved on social commentary and politics, as the artist’s message in the caption most likely references the period of civil unrest in France during May 1968, punctuated by demonstrations and massive general strikes.

Additionally, another stencil piece depicting a rat couple looking up, appears on a side of a building, as the orientation of the rats’ view is directed at the iconic Eiffel Tower.

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For more from Banksy, the artist’s rare and most popular artwork is on display at this London exhibition.

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