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Banksy the dog paints recreations of famous works by artist he’s named after for charity

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A dog named Banksy uses his painting skills to recreate famous works by his namesake - all for the charity that cares for him.

The rescue dog - also nicknamed Barksy - uses his nose and paws to make the pieces of art to raise money for Bristol Animal Rescue Centre.

Banksy the dog with volunteer dog walker Rob Hill and Kaya Negus-Bullock from the Animal Care Team at Bristol Animal Rescue Centre. (Bristol A.R.C. via SWNS).

The center has been caring for the dog since August 2021 - and his auctioned works have now raised £500 ($677) .

Spokeswoman Gina Jones said: "We're absolutely thrilled.

''The money will make a big difference to the lives of vulnerable animals in our care.

"He just keeps going and going, he loves spreading the paint around.

Banksy 'DB Original'(Bristol A.R.C. via SWNS)
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''I think he secretly really enjoys the attention. He's really come out of his shell."

Barksy has recreated "Girl With The Tennis Ball Earring," "Good Panda," "Treats Are In The Air," "Dog And Cat," "Neon Panda," "(Dreaming Of) Adoption Day" and "DB Original."

Good Panda was the biggest seller - for £120 ($162) and the auction raised £498 ($674).

Staff now want to find Banksy a home for good.

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