Graffiti depicting a prisoner fleeing through sheets tied from prison appeared on Tuesday at dawn on the brick wall of the famous Reading Prison.
Photo: BEN STANSALL / AFP
The fleeing man is reminiscent of writer Oscar Wilde, who was once imprisoned in a prison in England. A typewriter hangs at the end of a rope knotted from sheets.
According to BBC News, the world-famous graffiti artist has not yet confirmed that he created the work, but based on his characteristics, everything suggests that it may be his work.
Oscar Wilde was in prison from 1895 to 1897, the brutal treatment of which he recorded in his poem The Ballad of the Prison of Reading. The writer was sentenced to prison for his homosexuality after his relationship with Lord Alfred Douglas came to light, as it was a crime at the time.
The prison has not been operating since 2013, in 2019 the government decided to sell it. An initiative is campaigning not to create housing in its place as originally planned, but to turn it into a cultural community space. Since real estate development failed last year, the local government is also supporting the art project.
Renowned stars, including Kenneth Branagh, Natalie Dormer and Judi Dench, also gave the campaign their name.
Source site propeller.hu