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Banksy Promises to Help Turn Oscar Wilde's Prison Into an Art Center

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in Reading back in March to match the British government's asking price. The mural depicts a figure — who many say is supposed to be Wilde — escaping over a wall with bedsheets tied together and a typewriter being used as a weight.It’s a move that campaigners hope will stop the building from being sold to house developers, according to The Guardian.Banksy said Wilde was, “the patron saint of smashing two contrasting ideas together to create magic.”The street artist added, “Converting the place that destroyed him into a refuge for art feels so perfect we have to do it.”Celebrities have also gotten behind the campaign.

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