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The spread of COVID-19 has forced everyone but essential workers to stay home meaning many people are now working from home. But how does a famous street artist do their work while on lockdown? Well, Banksy revealed the answer.
The infamous graffiti artist posted several images on Instagram Wednesday of his bathroom turned into a hilarious work of art. The scene depicts 10 rats causing a ruckus in his own bathroom, painted on the walls, sink, and toilet seat, appearing to use typical household items to make a mess. The mirror is askew, the toilet paper is unraveled, and the toothpaste is splattered. One rat is rather messily using the toilet.
"My wife hates it when I work from home," he captioned the photos, which have nearly two million likes.
Not surprisingly, the artist has been relatively quiet since the pandemic. His last post was in February, where he confirmed work in Bristol, United Kingdom. The piece depicted a spray-painted girl slingshotting flowers. The work was later vandalized to which Banksy responded on his Instagram page, "I'm kind of glad the piece in Barton Hill got vandalized. The initial sketch was a lot better."
Before that, he shared a piece in December of his take on the Christmas nativity scene. "Scar of Bethlehem," he wrote alongside a sculpture of Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus with a bullet hole hanging over the crib where a star typically is. "A modified nativity set for the @walledoffhotel."
Banksy helped set up The Walled Off Hotel, which overlooks the border wall in Bethlehem. It's marketed as having "the worst view of any hotel in the world" and is filled with original Banksy artwork.
A major part of the artist's allure is that his identity is unknown, and his artwork pops up out of nowhere in places across the globe. Last year though, Banksy's former agent published images of what are supposed to be the artist at work, although his face was never revealed.