A Banksy mural can end up anywhere, anytime in the world. But the Covid-19 pandemic has limited the elusive artist to stay within the borders of his home country — England. And he’s been using this time well. Inspired by the ongoing events around him, and the world, Banksy’s latest works of art have been all Covid-related.
The artist’s latest piece — titled “Aachoo!!” — depicts an elderly woman sneezing, sending her dentures flying out of her mouth. It’s painted on the side of the house on a steep street in the southwestern city of Bristol. The resulting effect is that her sneeze appears to be knocking down buildings.
British media reports that the owner who originally had put a “sold” sign outside, had pulled out of the sale because Banksy’s art could send the property’s value soaring.
Another report by the BBC mentioned that Nick Makin said that it wasn’t true. His mother, Aileen Makin, had taken the house off the market.
“It does increase the value, and you have to take a moment to think about it, but it’s not changing anything in terms of the house sale for us,” said Makin.
He said the sale has been put on hold for 48 hours and the family was trying to ensure the artwork would be protected.
Scroll through some of Banksy’s other, confirmed art pieces he created during the pandemic.
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