New works by elusive street artist Banksy on migrants discovered in Paris

PHOTO: A man walks past a recent artwork by street artist Banksy in Paris on June 25, 2018. The street artists artwork of Napoleon Bonaparte wearing a headscarf inspired by the original painting by Jacques-Louis David was found in northern Paris.
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WATCH New works by elusive street artist Banksy on migrants discovered in Paris

Seven new works attributed to provocative street artist Banksy have been discovered in recent days in Paris, including one near a former center for migrants at the city's northern edge, according to art website Artistikrezo.

PHOTO: A man walks past a recent artwork by street artist Banksy in Paris on June 24, 2018.Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images
A man walks past a recent artwork by street artist Banksy in Paris on June 24, 2018.

PHOTO: A woman walks past a recent artwork by street artist Banksy in Paris on June 25, 2018.
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A woman walks past a recent artwork by street artist Banksy in Paris on June 25, 2018.

The elusive British street artist appears to have taken aim at the French government's crackdown on migrants in the series of new murals, in particular with one work - the first discovered - depicting a girl spray-painting a wallpaper pattern over a swastika.

PHOTO: A man walks past a recent artwork by street artist Banksy in Paris on June 24, 2018. Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images
A man walks past a recent artwork by street artist Banksy in Paris on June 24, 2018.

Not all the works directly reference migration, however. One piece is a play on the 1801 Jacques-Louis David painting of Napoleon crossing the Alps, while others depict rats.

PHOTO: A man walks past a recent artwork by street artist Banksy in Paris on June 25, 2018. The street artists artwork of Napoleon Bonaparte wearing a headscarf inspired by the original painting by Jacques-Louis David was found in northern Paris.
Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images
A man walks past a recent artwork by street artist Banksy in Paris on June 25, 2018. The street artist's artwork of Napoleon Bonaparte wearing a headscarf inspired by the original painting by Jacques-Louis David was found in northern Paris.

PHOTO: A man walks past a recent artwork by street artist Banksy in Paris on June 25, 2018.Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images
A man walks past a recent artwork by street artist Banksy in Paris on June 25, 2018.

The first wall was reportedly discovered in Northern Paris on June 20th, World Refugee Day, but it didn't take long for others to add or alter Banksy's work - most noticeably the blue tag over the wallpaper swastika piece. On Monday, another artist temporarily covered Banksy's work with a poster, but art restorers quickly pulled the paper off and covered the works with clear plastic.

PHOTO: A graffiti believed to be attributed to street artist Banksy is seen on a wall in Paris, on June 25, 2018.Thibault Camus/AP
A graffiti believed to be attributed to street artist Banksy is seen on a wall in Paris, on June 25, 2018.

PHOTO: Two men place a protective board over a graffiti believed to be attributed to street artist Banksy, in Paris, on June 25, 2018. Thibault Camus/AP
Two men place a protective board over a graffiti believed to be attributed to street artist Banksy, in Paris, on June 25, 2018.

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