Banksy’s Latest Artwork “Valentine’s Day Mascara” Dismantled Within Hours of Claiming It – Design You Trust

Banksy’s Latest Artwork “Valentine’s Day Mascara” Dismantled Within Hours of Claiming It


Banksy’s latest artwork, a poignant commentary on domestic violence, has been met with controversy and censorship. The piece, which features a 1950s housewife with a swollen eye and missing tooth shoving her male partner into a chest freezer, appeared on the side of a building in Margate, Kent.

More: Banksy h/t: sky


However, just hours after its unveiling, a council truck arrived and removed the genuine freezer that formed an integral part of the mural. Artist Pete Brown, who was painting the scene when the removal occurred, described the vehicle as having the hazard warning lights and a metal cage typical of those used to clear fly-tipping.


The removal of the freezer has sparked outrage and debate surrounding the censorship of public art. The artwork, titled ‘Valentine’s day mascara’ on Banksy’s website, sheds light on the often-hidden issue of domestic violence, and its removal only serves to silence an important message.

Dan Bambridge Higgins

Banksy’s works have a history of being both revered and controversial, and this latest piece is no exception. It is a powerful reminder of the role art plays in sparking dialogue and promoting social change, and its censorship only reinforces the need for artists to continue pushing boundaries and challenging the status quo.

Dan Bambridge Higgins

Sky News

If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Oh, Design You Trust,' our brand new Facebook page! Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

Banksy Designs New Souvenirs For Hotel With The ‘Worst View In The World’
#NotYourValentine: Controversial Brand Honey Birdette Lingerie Flashmob Takes To Sydney
French Street Artist Paints Stunning 3D Graffiti And It’s Not For The Faint Of Heart
The Superb Vibrant 3D Art by Lisa Odette
Meet Fernando, The Enigmatic Street Artist Whose Masterpieces Speak Louder than Words
A Giant Cosmonaut Yury Gagarin Lands On A Mural Outside Moscow, Russia
Thought-Provoking, Colossal Murals by INTI, Chilean Street Artist
Dead Puerto Rican Boxer Posed Standing in the Ring for Wake
NFL Cheerleaders
Skydivers Jump at 10,000 Meters over Mont Blanc
Mountain Bike Trails Built Underground
Brazil Soccer Calendar by Tim Tadder
An Artist Enjoys Spending His Time Drawing Realistically on Different Types of Cups, Including 'Stanley' Thermoses
Digital Believers: A Digital Project About the Conflict Between the Real and The Virtual World
Nike Unveils Team USA Medal Stand Footwear and Apparel for Sochi 2014
“No Violence Against Women” Project
Street Artist Uses Traditional Persian Rugs As Canvas To Spray-Paint Female Portraits
The Epic Street Art Murals of Beau Stanton
This Graffiti Artist Makes Walls Appear Transparent Using Nothing But Spray Paint
The Surreal Spectacle of Massimo Colonna's Digital Masterpieces
French Street Artist Paints 3D Creature Graffiti And It’s Not For The Faint Of Heart
Mo Farah Running Away from Things
This Artist Revamps Street Signs All Over The World To Give Them Alternative Meaning
Brazil ready for World Cup