A Banksy painting which was dedicated to victims of the 2015 Paris terrorist attack has been stolen from the Bataclan theatre

Banksy artwork on the Bataclan theatre door.

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Banksy artwork on the Bataclan theatre door.
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  • A Banksy was stolen from Paris’ Bataclan theatre at the weekend.
  • The mural is thought to pay homage to the 90 people who died in a terrorist attack at the venue.
  • “Banksy’s work, a symbol of remembrance and belonging to everyone – locals, Parisians, citizens of the world – was taken from us,” theatre staff announced.

On Saturday, the Bataclan theatre in Paris announced on Twitter that a Banksy which had been painted on its door had been stolen.

The notorious artist is thought to have painted the woman wearing a veil as a tribute to the 90 people who were killed in a terrorist attack at the theatre in November 2015.

“It’s a deep sadness that moves us today,” the tweet says. “Banksy’s work, a symbol of remembrance and belonging to everyone – locals, Parisians, citizens of the world – was taken from us.”

According to Reuters, the thieves stole the door and drove off in a van.

A series of murals, including this work, were painted around Paris last June. Some were protected by screens, but others were vandalized soon after they appeared.

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Banksy’s illusive nature and the scarcity and mystery of his works means they sell for a great deal when they crop up. Earlier this month, a mural on a garage in Port Talbot, Wales sold for more than £100,000 ($129,000).

Last October, a piece called “Girl With Balloon” sold for $1.4 million, then spontaneously shredded itself when the auction ended.