Banksy Ends 2020 With A COVID-19 Message In Bristol, England

The anonymous England-based street artist Banksy is back at the center of attention with another one of his thought-provoking pieces of art. This time, it’s a COVID-themed mural that has recently appeared in one of the steepest streets in Bristol, England.

The new artwork features a senior lady in a headscarf holding a handkerchief but dropping her handbag and her walking stick as she sneezes out her dentures.

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The new thought-provoking mural appeared on Vale Street, one of Britain’s steepest residential roads

Image credits: Banksy

Image credits: Banksy

This stenciled COVID-themed artwork appeared on Vale Street, one of Britain’s steepest residential roads. On Thursday, Banksy went online to confirm that the mural was, in fact, painted by him. The artist posted a few pictures capturing the artwork on his Instagram account. “Aachoo!!” he wrote in the description of his post.

On Thursday, Banksy confirmed that the artwork was, in fact, created by him

Image credits: Banksy

Image credits: feralthings

Image credits: feralthings

According to the BBC, a local resident named Dale Comley saw a “bulky guy in a high-vis jacket” early on Thursday morning who he thinks was Banksy. “I saw a man in a high-vis jacket leaning against the railings opposite—he was looking at the wall the whole time. Then about an hour later, I looked out and saw loads of people in the street,” the man shared with the BBC.

The mural features a senior lady holding a handkerchief and sneezing out her dentures

Image credits: feralthings

Image credits: feralthings

Image credits: feralthings

In case you didn’t know, Banksy is an anonymous street artist, political activist, and film director from Britain that began his artistic journey in the 1990s. The artist is most known for his spray-painted murals that are often satirical, thought-provoking and featuring political messages. To this day, Banksy’s identity and name remain unconfirmed.

Earlier this year, Banksy spray-painted the London underground with COVID-themed rats

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The artist has also painted this little girl hula-hooping with a bicycle tire in Nottingham

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We’ve also already talked about Banksy’s bathroom makeover during the quarantine

Image credits: Banksy

And this heartwarming painting paying tribute to healthcare workers

Image credits: Banksy

In addition, let’s not forget about the time when Banksy funded a rescue boat to help refugees make it safely to Europe and painted a girl in a life vest holding a heart-shaped safety buoy on it

Image credits: Banksy

Many people on the internet loved the new mural

Though some had other kinds of things to say

What did you think about this new COVID-themed mural by Banksy? How would you feel if one day an artwork similar to this one appeared on the wall of your own house? Share your opinion down in the comments!

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Julija Svidraitė is a Bored Panda writer and photo editor who recently got her bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Before Bored Panda, Julija worked as a social media specialist and a content creator at a marketing agency. She has also tried herself in a few different fields working as an intern: from practicing graphic design at a social media marketing agency, to being an assistant at a psychiatric hospital.
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