Banksy had just put the finishing touches on his latest work of art on an abandoned farmhouse in Kent, England, when shortly after completion a construction crew demolished the building. Entitled The morning is brokenthe work featured a cat silhouette and a boy with outstretched arms opening two ramshackle iron sheets, which were shaped like curtains.
The elusive street artist confirmed the artwork on Instagram yesterday (March 16), but it’s unclear if he was aware of the fate of the house. The construction team was certainly unaware, as George Caudwell, one of the contractors in charge, told KentOnline they had ‘no idea it was a Banksy’ and they were felt “sick” at the making.
“We started demolishing it yesterday. The landowner watched us do it and didn’t know either,” Caudwell added. It is the second work by Banksy to be demolished or removed in Kent County in a month, along with a previous mural dubbed Valentine’s Day Mascara having been moved from the seaside town of Margate to the Dreamland theme park.
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