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Youth Club Removes New Banksy with Crowbar

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Banksy’s Mobile Lovers (2014) in situ.
Via Banksy.co.uk.

Banksy’s latest mural has been removed by members of the Broad Plains Boys Club within hours of being found in Bristol, the BBC reported.

In its place, a sign reads: “The new Banksy piece is being held in our club to prevent any vandalism or damage being done. You are free to come and view but a small donation will be asked of you.”

The piece, which represents two embraced lovers checking their mobile phones, was painted on plywood.

“The club is 120 years old and we need £120,000 to keep it open,” youth worker Gordon Powell told the BBC. “We think he did it to help us raise the money.”