Famous Bansky Mural Honoring Victims Of Terrorism Stolen In Paris
An artwork by famed artist Banksy, which was painted on a door of Paris’ renowned Bataclan theatre as a tribute to the victims of the 2015 terror attack at the Bataclan music hall in Paris, has been stolen. The artwork paid tribute to the 90 people that were killed during a series of coordinated terrorist attacks in November 2015.
The piece was of a young female figure clad in a hooded coat with a mournful expression and had been painted across one of the emergency doors at the venue. According to BBC, “a group of hooded individuals armed with angle grinders” ostensibly sliced through the door and took the artwork away on a truck and the suspects are still at large.
Following the theft, the Bataclan venue tweeted: “We are today filled with a deep sense of indignation… Banksy’s work, a symbol of recollection and belonging to all: locals, Parisians, citizens of the world, has been taken from us.”
— Bataclan (@bataclan_) January 26, 2019
This certainly not the first time that Banksy’s artwork has been stolen. Last June, the artist’s Trolley Hunters print was moved from the site of a Toronto exhibition of Banksy’s work.