The new thought-provoking mural appeared on Vale Street, one of Britain’s steepest residential roads
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
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
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
The artist has also painted this little girl hula-hooping with a bicycle tire in Nottingham
Banksy’s bathroom makeover during the quarantine
And this heartwarming painting paying tribute to healthcare workers
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
Many people on the internet loved the new mural
Though some had other kinds of things to say