Coronavirus: Banksy makes ‘bathroom’ lockdown art (bbc.co.uk).
Nine rats appear in the new pictures, hanging from the towel ring, stepping on a tube of toothpaste and knocking the bathroom mirror to one side.
One appears to be counting the days of lockdown while another is swinging from the light cord.
With the caption by the anonymous, elusive graffiti and installations artist perhaps understandably stating: “My wife hates it when I work from home.”
Updated 6th May 2020
New Banksy piece celebrates superhero health workers (theguardian.com).
The elusive artist has created a piece called Game Changer that has gone on display, nicely framed, in a corridor at Southampton general hospital.
It shows a boy dressed in dungarees playing with a nurse superhero toy, with figures of Batman and Spider-Man discarded in a bin.
Giving a “massive boost to morale” being left along with a note saying: “Thanks for all you’re doing. I hope this brightens the place up a bit, even if it’s only black and white.” Although aiming to keep some control of before it likely goes missing from said corridor, with a spokesman for the artist saying it will eventually be put on public display and later auctioned to raise money for NHS charities.
- Banksy’s Bristol Valentine’s (Latest Picks 14th February 2020)