Banksy? Or Banksy-like?

Opposite our apartment in Koblenz, on the embankment wall of train line, we spotted this little piece of street art.

Largely on its own, not surrounded by other street art or graffiti.

It was down low, level with the footpath. Possibly easily missed. I know I walked past it a couple of times, my focus on finding my way and not getting lost, before I noticed it.

I googled it. And could only find two images. One in Cologne. But there were no details. And one that looks like the same as mine.

It is definitely subversive with a strong political message.

Anyone know anymore? Or able to find out more?

4 thoughts on “Banksy? Or Banksy-like?

  1. I don’t know the original intent of the artist, but from my perspective it is a commentary on the shameful mistreatment of migrant children–accompanied and unaccompanied–by the current administration in the US. Hence the flag dress. The fact that the image is so small and so low on the wall as to be easily missed could be a reflection of how these children are too often forgotten. Too often left in awful surroundings. Too often denied basic needs. The face turned to the wall in shame reflects not the child’s shame, but the shame of a country that has lost its humanity.

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