Banksy shared the work on their Instagram page on Valentine's Day
Banksy has confirmed that a piece of artwork in Margate highlighting the issue of domestic violence does indeed belong to them.
The work, entitled 'Valentine's Day mascara' depicts a stereotypical 1950s housewife with a black eye and a missing tooth, closing the lid of a discarded freezer, with a pair of legs poking out from the other side.
It appeared earlier this week along Grosvenor Place near Margate Fire Station, causing speculation that it was a piece belonging to the famous artist.
The secretive stenciller has now confirmed that it is their work, by posting a picture of the art on their Instagram page on Tuesday (February 14).
The title is a play on the infamous Saint Valentine's Day Massacre, when seven gang members and associates were killed at a Chicago garage on February 14, 1929.
The Bristol-born artist is known across the world for their unique graffiti-style work seen from London to New York and even their hometown.
But ever since coming onto the scene in the 1990s, the artist's identity has remained a secret, with even their gender still a mystery.
Last year, a clip reemerged of a 2003 ITV interview with a man who claimed to be Banksy.
If this was indeed the artist, this is thought to be the last time they appeared on camera.
This article originally appeared on JOE UK
Header image via Instagram/banksy