Banksy’s painting of the Grim Reaper has found a new home at Bristol’s M-shed museum where it has gone on public display from Wednesday 3 June following a ‘long-term’ donation by its owner, the music promoter DHP Family. The artist painted the Grim Reaper onto the ship and nightclub venue Thekla, which is moored in Bristol harbour, around 10 years ago but exposure to the elements was causing ongoing deterioration. Recognising the artwork’s iconic status and to preserve the image DHP Family approached Bristol City Council about a new home for the painting. Having arranged to loan the valuable artwork on a long term basis DHP Family had workmen cut out and remove the Grim Reaper from just above the waterline on Thekla’s steel hull while the ship was in dry dock last August. George Akins of DHP Family said: “We just wanted to preserve this piece of art before it deteriorated too much. By working wit

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