Univ. Amsterdam workers accidentally paint over supposed Banksy

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Street art believed to be by Banksy at the UvA. Painted over on 20 Apr 2016 (Photo: @PaulvanderPlas/Twitter). Street art believed to be by Banksy at the UvA. Painted over on 20 Apr 2016 (Photo: @PaulvanderPlas/Twitter)

The facilities department of the University of Amsterdam accidentally painted over a wall painting believed to be by Banksy while removing graffiti. "Something went wrong, this was never our intention", the University said on Wednesday, according to the Telegraaf.

The painting showed a headscarf-wearing girl releasing a heart-shaped balloon, accompanied by the hashtag . In 2014 Banksy used this hashtag to raise awareness for the war ravaging the country. The university is now investigating whether it can be recovered.

A second believed-to-be-Banksy painting at the university is still in tact. This painting shows a girl floating away while holding a bunch of balloons.

Meanwhile on Thursday, the University discovered a new painting in Banksy's style. It is unclear whether the famous street artist is really behind these paintings.

A Banksy exhibition, titled , is opening the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam on June 18th.

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