Elusive artist Banksy is at it again.
This time his art graces the walls of a garage in Port Talbot, Wales. And as Banksy's work continues to increase in value, many fans feel as though protecting his street art is a must.
Michael Sheen, best known as Dr. William Masters in Masters of Sex, stepped up to the plate after Banksy's latest appeared on the Port Talbot wall.
According to BBC News, Sheen grew up in the area and paid for a screen to protect the piece of art. He has also given money towards the security, media, and legal costs of the mural.
The protective casing is not one large piece of plastic, but rather vertical slats of transparent protective material.
The pre-protected mural can be seen in this fan's Twitter post.
The mural depicts a child holding their arms and tongue out to catch what appears to be snow. Next to the child, just around the corner, is a dumpster that has caught fire. It is titled "Season's Greetings".
Images from after the protective cover was installed have also been shared.
Had to go & see the new artwork on Port Talbot , protecting it with perspex currently @originaIbanksy #Banksy https://t.co/ReDKdxO9M2— anthony james (@anthony james)1545496580.0
Many people are thrilled about Banksy's latest bit of street art and are thankful for Sheen's commitment to protecting it.
@CurtJones_ @BBCWales @WalesOnline Here’s a protected Banksy in LA! There was tons of construction going on near it… https://t.co/HnSAj4ujdD— Hannah Knapp (@Hannah Knapp)1545595592.0
@BBCWalesNews His artwork is amazing and in a quite ironic twist due to its context and creation it should be looke… https://t.co/cnGebzSl27— Adam James Reedman (@Adam James Reedman)1545563284.0
@antjam60 @originaIbanksy @michaelsheen thank you 🙏 for paying for the security— jed®️Clothing (@jed®️Clothing)1545571013.0
Others are not sure this is how the artist intended his work to be seen.
@PeteHumble The covering is disappointing and distracts from the painting. I believe if Banksy wanted it covered it… https://t.co/rrAb7YihM6— Jerica (@Jerica)1545667780.0
@AnnilouH It’s so pretty. Well without the plastic ...— Louise Marie Pothier 🇨🇦 (@Louise Marie Pothier 🇨🇦)1545635759.0
@themarkhawkins Are you kidding me? He ruined the Bansky . 😣— Hybridstarlet (@Hybridstarlet)1545560843.0
@CurtJones_ @BBCWales @WalesOnline Man, I’ve always hated this kinda thing with him. The spirit of graffiti is the… https://t.co/WH2JJhKJhe— Beat 🏳️🌈 (@Beat 🏳️🌈)1545567337.0
Some feel the jail-like nature of the cover adds a fascinating bit of commentary.
It’s #banksy behind bars #taibach https://t.co/cJMJy1pxsR— Rhys Jones (@Rhys Jones)1545511367.0
Banksy officially claimed ownership of "Season's Greetings" on Thursday.