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Banksy Sends A Lockdown Message By Spray-Painting The London Underground

The elusive street artist who’s no stranger to covering his identity is back with new coronavirus-themed artwork. In support of facial coverings, Banksy has just shared a video on Instagram to his 9.6 million followers.

Titled “London Underground Undergoes Deep Clean,” the footage shows a person dressed up as cleaning staff spray-painting Banksy’s signature rats. The artwork covers the inside walls of a Circle line Tube train and features little gnawers coughing across the train, using masks as parachutes, and carrying sanitizer. And if it wasn’t enough, the gooey nasal excretion painted in light green is seen splattered all over the place, showing the ugly side of the virus.

This is not the first time Banksy has delivered a powerful message during the recent pandemic. Previously, he honored healthcare workers in a piece titled “Painting for Saints,” which depicts a boy playing with a nurse doll. A month prior to this, Banksy got everyone talking with a piece showing rats wreaking havoc in a bathroom during lockdown.

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Banksy has just shared a video featuring a man spray-painting the London Tube with coughing rats

As the UK government has announced that face coverings will be compulsory in shops across England from the 24th of July, Banksy unveiled his new work captioned “If you don’t mask – you don’t get.” However, much to the disappointment of his fans, Transport for London (TfL) has decided to remove the artwork.

The viral excretion is seen splattering all over the tube carriage

Dailymail reports that Tuesday evening, TfL confirmed that the work was removed due to a strict anti-graffiti policy.

Their spokesperson commented: “We appreciate the sentiment of encouraging people to wear face coverings.” But “In this particular case, the work was removed some days ago due to our strict anti-graffiti policy.”

The TfL spokesperson added that the company “would like to offer Banksy the chance to do a new version of his message for our customers in a suitable location.” His latest work was aimed at encouraging people to wear masks while commuting due to the risk of spreading the virus.

To highlight the point, Banksy’s film ended with the line “I get locked down – but I get up again” from the Chumbawamba hit which was playing in the background.

Watch Banksy’s full video titled “London Underground Undergoes Deep Clean” here

Meanwhile, those who fail to comply with wearing a face mask in shops are risking a fine of up to $125. It may be reduced to half of the amount if the fine is paid in 14 days.

Moreover, “A shop can refuse them entry and can call the police if they refuse to comply,” announced Health Secretary Matt Hancock.

Banksy’s previous artwork titled “Painting for Saints” celebrates NHS heroes

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And this piece of a rat-infested bathroom unveiled during the lockdown got everyone talking too

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This how people reacted to Banksy’s new mask-themed project

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Banksy Attacks Paris’ Walls With Six New Works Criticizing The French Government

By now, Banksy has got to be one of the most well-known street artists in the world. This elusive artist is best known for his snark political commentary on how the government treats the working class, expressed through stencil art. This time, over the course of the Paris Fashion Week, Banksy hit the French capital with six new works.

The first one is a girl painting over a swastika with a pink Victorian pattern, which is a reference to the artist’s 2008 piece called “Go Flock Yourself”. The artwork criticizes the seemingly fascist French government migrant policies. The second one portrays a man offering a bone to a legless dog, a metaphor for the politicians tricking people with promises that can have masked agendas. Another one is Banksy’s take on the iconic “Napoleon Crossing the Alps” painting, that mocks the way the French government leads the country, blinding people with fake promises. The last three works feature stencil rats – Banksy’s signature stencil, inspired by Parisian artist Blek Le Rat, representing the working class and the way people can make significant changes when working together.

Although Banksy himself has not signed or confirmed the works as his own, experts say that the works certainly look genuine. Check out the new pieces in the gallery below!

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Over the course of the Paris Fashion Week, Banksy hit the French capital with six new works

The artwork criticizes the seemingly fascist French government migrant policies

 One of the works portrays a man offering a bone to a legless dog, a metaphor for the politicians tricking people with promises that can have masked agendas

Another work is Banksy’s take on the iconic “Napoleon Crossing the Alps” painting

It mocks the way the French government leads the country, blinding people with fake promises

The last three works feature stencil rats – Banksy’s signature stencil, inspired by Parisian artist Blek Le Rat

The rats are a representation of the working class and the way people make significant changes when working together

Although Banksy himself has not signed or confirmed the works as his own, experts say that the works certainly look genuine

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After People Are Conflicted On Whether The Slave Trader Statue Should’ve Been Removed, Banksy Offers A Brilliant Solution To End The Argument

Last Sunday, after protesters in Bristol, England decided to tear down the already defaced statue of a well-known slave trader, Edward Colston, and throw it into the harbor, a heated debate was sparked. While many people cheered as the statue of a man who, back in the day, was responsible for transporting about 100,000 slaves from Africa to the Americas was toppled and drowned, others had conflicting opinions. Some described the act as the erasure of history that is important to remember, while others condemned the protesters for the illegal actions they took part in.

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The statue caused a bit of splash both literally and figuratively, as opinions both from political leaders and regular people started flowing. Clearly, some common ground needs to be found to resolve the matter.

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As it turns out, there’s a rather simple solution to end the controversy surrounding the toppling of the statue and it comes from the prominent street artist Banksy, who often uses his art to share commentary on politics and social issues. His pitch is rather simple: bring back the statue, put it back on its pedestal, but upgrade it with statues of protesters armed with ropes in the action of taking down the slave trader’s statue. According to the artist, this would be the best way to have this “famous day commemorated.”

Some internet users really liked this idea

And some of them not as much…

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People Are Recreating Famous Paintings In Their Homes (35 Pics)

Just because the museums are currently closed due to the quarantine, this doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy art. And some museums are actually encouraging people to create art themselves! Just a few days ago, Getty (J. Paul Getty Museum) challenged people to recreate a work of art using the objects they have in their homes – and the results did not disappoint.

The challenge quickly went viral and people began submitting all sorts of improvised masterpieces. The Pinchuk Art Centre in Kyiv, Ukraine, and the Dutch Tussen Kunst en Quarantaine Instagram also encouraged people to try their hand at recreating art. See how the most creative recreations in the gallery below!

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