CULTURE & ARTS
05/07/2017 05:39 pm ET

Banksy Unveils Brexit-Inspired Mural Showing Dismantling Of EU Flag

The artwork appeared near a ferry that connects the U.K. to mainland Europe.

Elusive British street artist Banksy has unveiled his latest artwork, one that depicts the dismantling of the European Union’s flag.

The massive blue and yellow mural appeared overnight in Dover, England on Sunday. The site is near a major ferry terminal that connects the U.K. with mainland Europe.

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Representatives for the artist, whose identity is not publicly known, confirmed to Reuters that it is by Banksy, whose verified Instagram account shared photos of the work.

In the painting, a worker is seen chipping away at one of the flag’s 12 stars, which are said to “stand for the ideals of unity, solidarity and harmony among the peoples of Europe,” according to the EU’s website.

“The number of stars has nothing to do with the number of member countries, though the circle is a symbol of unity,” the website states.

Dover, England.

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The painting comes nearly a year after the United Kingdom voted to leave the EU, in a vote commonly known as “Brexit.” It also appeared the same day that France held its presidential elections.

Far-right contender Marine Le Pen, who lost to independent moderate Emmanuel Macron, had promised to seek a similar exit from the EU if elected.

British tabloid, The Sun, which campaigned to leave the EU, beamed a sign reading “Dover & Out” last month over Dover’s white cliffs that greet ferry passengers. It appeared the same day that British Prime Minister Theresa May began the process of formally withdrawing the U.K. from the EU.

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