The mural appeared in mid-July on a tenement house on the corner of Mostowa and Podgórska Street in Kraków’s historic district Kazimierz. It depicts a man looking to the right as a heart-shaped balloon flies away from him. The man bears an uncanny resemblance to the leader of the Law and Justice party Jarosław Kaczyński.
Kaczyński-mural inspected by the police
As the local police department in Kraków informed us, on Tuesday, following media reports, officers have inspected and measured the painting. Does it mean the police is launching a criminal investigation? Cases concerning private property damage are usually conducted on the basis of a report filed by the affected person. As of now, the police didn’t reveal whether such a report has indeed been filed. More details will follow on Wednesday.
The mural is a clear reference to the work of the world-famous British street artist Banksy. The person in the original piece is a young girl. In 2018, Banksy’s “Girl with Balloon” was auctioned and sold for over one million pounds, but has been partially destroyed during the auction by a shredder which the artist installed into the frame.
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