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Banksy’s latest artwork vandalized after just two days

Banksy’s latest work got no love this Valentine’s. The elusive graffiti maestro unveiled his latest street art in time for Valentine’s Day — just for it to get vandalized two days later. The UK mural — showing a young girl firing a slingshot that exploded into a burst of red flowers growing on the side of a house — was confirmed to be a genuine Banksy work on the artist’s Instagram page at midnight. But overnight Saturday — just 48 hours after it went up — the British slur word “W—ERS” spray-painted over it in pink along with a large pink heart. The vandals in Banksy’s assumed-hometown of Bristol even ripped down a $325 plastic cover that was supposed to protect the artwork for years to come. “It is an abs ...