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Banksy artwork on side of Reading Prison defaced with rival’s name


A mural by street artist Banksy on the side of a former prison which housed playwright Oscar Wilde has been defaced with red paint. The artwork, on the red brick wall of the former Reading Prison, showed an inmate escaping lockdown using a knotted spool of paper from a typewriter. It appeared on March 1 and was officially confirmed as a Banksy on March 4, when the elusive artist posted a video on his Instagram account.

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