British street artist Banksy has unveiled his latest artwork in Ukraine, ending weeks of speculation over whether he has ever been to the country.
The anonymous graffiti artist shared on his Instagram page late Friday an image of a mural depicting a female gymnast balancing on the rubble of a destroyed building.
However, he gave no information about the piece or his travels – only its location, the town of Borodyanka in the Kyiv region.
The town, about 30 miles northwest of the Ukrainian capital, was surrounded by Russian troops in the early weeks of February 2. Invaded on the 24th and was bombed from the air. It was recovered by Ukraine in early April.
Other murals similar to Banksy’s signature style have also appeared in the area, although the artist has yet to confirm whether they belong to him.
Also in Borodyanka, a child threw a man in the shape of Russian President Vladimir Putin to the ground during a judo competition. Putin has a black belt in the sport and even starred in an instructional video called “Let’s Learn Judo with Vladimir Putin.”
Another image, this time in Irpin on the outskirts of Kyiv, shows a rhythmic gymnast wearing a neck brace and performing with a ribbon tied through a hole in the side of a building.
This isn’t the first time Banksy’s work has been associated with Ukraine after the Russian invasion: In March, a print of one of his most famous anti-war works, “CND Soldiers,” was seized. The sale, the proceeds will go to a children’s hospital in the capital Kyiv. The painting was originally painted near the British Parliament in 2003 during protests against the Iraq War.
Despite being one of the most famous street artists in the world, Banksy has managed to remain anonymous since his rise to fame in the 1990s.