Banksy's Bristol Grim Reaper placed in museum to stop deterioration

A Banksy piece has been removed from the hull of the Thekla, a floating music venue in Bristol harbour, in order to preserve it.

The Grim Reaper, which has been a well-know local landmark for 10 years, now resides in local museum the M-Shed.

Banksy skeleton
Banksy's Grim Reaper first appeared around 10 years ago

George Akins, a spokesperson for Thekla, commented: "It is great that we have been able to work with Bristol City council to display this iconic Bristol artwork.

"We really wanted to make sure, that although it is being removed from its intended setting, people could still see it for free and will now get a better view of it.

"To be clear we have no intention of selling the Banksy, we just wanted to preserve the piece of art before it deteriorated too much and we wouldn't have had another opportunity to do this for a further 8 years."

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