Banksy’s Latest Art Comes With A Powerful Statement

The private street artist unveils his latest painting created in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

Every day, more and more people have come out via social media to share ways anyone can help the Black Lives Matter movement. One notable figure who has recently joined the ongoing protest against racism is none other than the elusive and private street artist Banksy. The well-known artist honors Black Lives Matter with his latest artwork that also comes with a powerful statement.

This time, his painting showcases a memorial centered around a portrait of a shadowy figure which is accompanied by a candle that’s beginning to burn a U.S. flag. It shows his support against social justice initiatives following the tragic death of George Floyd.

In addition to the painting, Banksy also shared a powerful message—in a statement published on Instagram—about the Black Lives Matter movement” “At first I thought I should just shut up and listen to black people about this issue. But why would I do that? It’s not their problem. It’s mine. People of color are being failed by the system. The white system. Like a broken pipe flooding the apartment of the people living downstairs. This faulty system is making their life a misery, but it’s not their job to fix it. They can’t—no-one will let them in the apartment upstairs. This is a white problem. And if white people don’t fix it, someone will have to come upstairs and kick the door in.”