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Banksy! Minsk Will Display Graffitti By Most Mysterious Street Artist

For the first time in the history of Belarus, an artwork by one of the most mysterious anonymous England-based street artists will be displayed in Minsk.

Curious Minskers, tourists and art lovers, feel free to flock to the Libra exhibition hall on 20-22 September to see a drawing thought to be the work of Banksy.

The display will give a start to a big exhibition project Not only Banksy. Street art from private collections, which will last until 21 November.

As ever, there are doubts over whether it is a genuine work by the secretive artist. However, the organisers of the event assure that it is an original with signature and certificate.

The exhibition will also display the work by famous Russian-German artist Dmitri Vrubel, the author of a My God, Help Me to Survive This Deadly Love graffiti painting on the Berlin wall.

Photo: Bundesarchiv

Created in 1990, the painting depicts Leonid Brezhnev and Erich Honecker in a fraternal embrace, reproducing a photo that captured the moment in 1979.

Among other works on display, there will be an unusual motorcycle with a V-engine created by Yuri Shif, the world champion in motorcycle customization.

Besides, lectures, masterclasses and various entertaining events are planned during the exhibition. The timetable of the events is available here.

Tickets: 12 BYN (~$6) for adults, 10 BYN (~5)  for full-time students, 8 BYN (~$4)  for schoolchildren, senior citizens, large families, disabled people (III group).

Children under 7 and other categories of citizens (participants of the Second World War, disabled people of I and II groups, museum workers can enjoy free entrance.

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