A rather mysterious mural has just appeared on the wall of a British jail, and it has left everyone guessing who exactly is behind the artwork. The mural depicts a daring prisoner make his brave escape on a rope that seems to be made from bedsheets somewhat hilariously tied to a typewriter. Much speculation has led people to believe that this could be the work of the enigmatic artist known as Banksy.
The prisoner depicted in the artwork also bears a striking resemblance to the controversially famous inmate of the British Jail, Oscar Wilde. The Irish poet was sentenced back in 1895 inside the British jail, known back then as the Reading Gaol, charged with gross indecency for around two years. Oscar was infamously convicted of these charges after his private affair with Lord Alfred Douglas was exposed unfairly. His time spent in jail was then memorialized with the poem "Ballad of Reading Gaol." The poem criticized the extreme cruelty of the Victorian penal system.
The mural's artistic style does seem to match most of the street artwork done so far by Banksy. So far, no comment has yet been made from the elusive artist himself but, fans are waiting on him, are seemingly convinced that it's his doing.
Banksy did confirm back in December that he was behind a mural that appeared in Bristol. The old English city is also believed to be the living place of the famously mysterious artist. He confirmed that the piece in Bristol dubbed as "Aachoo!!," which sees an old woman sneezing in an overtly violent way was his work on his official Instagram page.
Guess we'll have to wait to get his official word to hit on the social media regarding the matter to confirm that it's his doing fully.
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