The saga surrounding a stolen Banksy piece titled The Drinker continues today.
Yesterday, we received word from a representative behind The Banksy Job, a documentary centered around the swiped sculpture, that a new version of The Drinker "might" be making its way to Weston-super-Mare, England, the site of "Dismaland." Now, sources confirm to Complex that the statue will be at, or nearby, Banksy's parody park. The source sent the above photo showing the statue, which looks more akin to the inspiration behind Banksy's piece, Auguste Rodin's The Thinker, is making on its way to its destination.
It'll certainly be interesting to see whether or not Banksy, who broke his silence in an interview today, will also comment on this stunt. At the time of the original statue's theft, Banksy seemed more amused than annoyed by the whole thing. "I'm quite glad to be shot of him," Banksy told The Guardian in 2004. "The thing is, I live in a flat so I've not really got space." He eventually said that'd he be willing to offer the kidnappers "£2 towards a can of petrol" so that they could light the piece on fire.
Stay tuned for more details on what exactly will happen with this new version of Banksy's statue.