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A New Banksy Mural Appears In Bristol, England

A latest Banksy work has appeared outside a home in Bristol, England this week.

In an Instagram post on Tuesday, Banksy claimed credit for the artwork in Bristol. Titled ‘Aachoo!!’, the mural depicts an elderly woman dispelling a particularly violent sneeze. The force of the sneeze has also ejected her dentures, as well as left her purse and cane flying in the air.

BBC reported that the mural has started gaining attraction from the local public already. Many fans of Banksy in Bristol decided to visit the location after the mural made the news. According to Fred Loosemore, who used to live in the house where the mural was created, the artwork is “so nice” ad “relevant”. He considers it referring to the health risks associated with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic across the world.

Banksy's mural in Nottingham with the
Banksy’s mural in Nottingham with the original bicycle.

The mysterious England-based street artist has been rather busy this year. In April, soon after most of the world went into lockdown due to COVID-19, he placed his rat stencils in various positions across his bathroom, calling it “work from home”. In June, mere days after the George Floyd murder in the USA, Banksy created an artwork paying tribute to him as well as addressing systemic racism. His social activism continued in August when he funded a boat of North African refugees so that they can cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe. In October, he claimed credit for the mural of a young girl hula-hooping with a tire in Nottingham, England.  One of his paintings, ‘Show Me The Monet’ (2005) also garnered an impressive $9.8 million at the Sotheby’s auction this fall.