Disguised as what appears to be a sanitation worker, Banksy, or who for him, has struck again.
This time his stage is a London Underground wagon filled with rats, a symbol he uses to represent disorder and, usually, to criticize the European political and economic system.
As for all the artwork he has claimed recently, this time the protagonist is the Covid-19 and the controversy put in place by the artist seems to be directed to all those who refuse to wear the mask and not to put into practice the rules to avoid contagion.
The caption of the video that he has just published on Instagram to claim the artwork speaks clearly, “if you don’t mask, you don’t get“, but if it’s not enough to do the rest, his rats will take care of it.
One without the mask sneezes and expels the virus, the other one saves himself using it as a parachute, another one hides under it and the last one uses an alcoholic solution to clean it.
For a wall of the stop and for the hatch of the same wagon, instead, he borrows the famous Chumbawamba song, Tubthumping but a little changed and adapted at the moment:
“I get lockdown, but I get up again”