Banksy ‘Draw The Raised Bridge’ – new work in Hull

New Banksy work in Hull – ‘Draw The Raised Bridge’.

Banksy has just posted these images of a new work in Hull with the description ‘Raise the Drawbridge!’. It’s on the site of an old disused bridge in the UK City of Culture for 2017 and seems to have been completed on around the 25th / 26th January.

Banksy in Hull
Banksy – Draw The Raised Bridge is located on an old disused bridge in Hull (image from Banksy’s Instagram).

The work shows a small boy sitting atop some presumably existing graffiti. He’s dressed up for battle with a steel colander on his head, an improvised shield and a wooden sword with a crayon attached on the end. On the wall is scrawled ‘Draw The raised Bridge’. Banksy’s Instagram as ever reveals little else as to the meaning. Some media outlets have announced it as a comment on Brexit. You can make your own mind up.

Update: Within a couple of days the piece had been defaced and then ‘saved’ by a window cleaner. Despite a member of the council saying it should be removed they’ve now actually taken the very sensible decision of saving what’s left. It’s now got it’s own see through protective cover although it’s not exactly looking at its best.

2 thoughts on “Banksy ‘Draw The Raised Bridge’ – new work in Hull

  • March 17, 2018 at 8:48 pm
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  • March 17, 2018 at 8:51 pm
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    You are one of the first people that has stood up to people and said no.. this is not right and I do not agree. I so admire you truly

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