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Banksy's Latest Depicts Spying, Right Outside the UK Intelligence HQ

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What's alleged to be Banksy's latest piece of artwork has popped up on the side of a house in Cheltenham, and it depicts security agents spying on a public phone—right round the corner from the UK's intelligence center, GCHQ.

The graffiti appeared first thing Sunday morning, reports the Gloustershire Echo. Karen Smith, who owns the house on which the artwork is painted, says she saw men packing away white tarpaulin into a van at 7:30am on April 13th, and then discovered the artwork on the side of the building.


The piece is located just down the road from the UK's Government Communications Headquarters—the home of all things intelligence on the other side of the Atlantic. It's not yet confirmed to be a Banksy, but it has all the style—and wit—that you'd expect from his work. [Gloustershire Echo via Guardian]

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