Banksy’s new mural has a message about Covid
By Kinjal Trivedi
A new mural by Banksy has appeared on the side of a house in the southern UK city of Bristol. The piece shows a woman in a headscarf sneezing, with her dentures flying several feet out of her mouth and a graphic spray of saliva following them. She is doubled over by the force of the sneeze and has lost her grip on her purse and cane.
Vale Street, where the piece appeared, is already a notable spot owing to its 22-degree incline, making it the steepest street in Britain and crowds have now begun to gather to admire the work. The work is Banksy’s second virus-themed public work.
In April, Banksy had made a mural in which he portrayed millions of workplaces are closed due to the pandemic, he posted an image of an unkempt bathroom with rats generally making a mess, captioned “My wife hates it when I work from home.”