Post by Always Second on Jan 7, 2019 10:55:02 GMT 1
The owner of the garage used for Banksy's most recent artwork said he has been in "freefall" since it appeared and is struggling to cope with the responsibility. The mural appeared on steelworker Ian Lewis' wall in Port Talbot a week before Christmas. Mr Lewis, 55, told BBC Wales he now needs help to find a long-term solution for it. "It's been very, very stressful and very surreal," he said. "It's just all been so much for me. I'm actually managing an arts attraction by myself. "There's in excess of one thousand people going there a day, all hours, day and night. I just can't cope with it now, to be honest with you." Mr Lewis said if it hadn't have been for the intervention of actor Michael Sheen, who offered to help pay for security over Christmas, he would already have lost the art through vandalism or theft. "I didn't know at the beginning it was a Banksy, I just thought it was a fantastic bit of artwork, and I was going to cover it and protect it and keep it for myself. Then it just went viral on Facebook that it could be Banksy.
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