image by BANKSY
A broken freezer removed again by gallery on wednesday evening. The freezer removed hours after it had been returned by the local council from safeness. The local authorities said it had returned after making it safe for public and the property owner agreed to maintain it piece. Red Eight Galleries said it removed the appliance to ensure the integrity of the artwork as well as planning to put on display on gallery.
The mural titled “Valentine’s Day Mascara”, appeared to give a spotlight on a domestic violence. It shows a 1950s woman with a battered face, missing tooth, and a feet appear upon its chest freezer. Julian Usher of the executive Red Eight Gallery, plans to removed the entire installation and display it on local art museum. They had been contacted the structural engineers and art conservators to remove the mural.
“Banksy raises the important issue of domestic abuse in this artwork. We are in touch with the owner of the property to understand their intentions around the preservation of the piece and to secure the best possible outcome for the local community and victims of domestic abuse.”, cited from Thanet district council by BBC.