A brand new installation by Banksy has appeared on his Instagram account. Aptly christened, ‘Rats, My Wife Hates It When I Work From Home’. The piece includes a series of his trademark rats running amock in a council flat bathroom. The piece references the Coronavirus as well as the elevated status of the toilet roll and shows a rat using one as a treadmill.
The elusive street artist’s identity has never been publicly disclosed
He first published five pictures on his Instagram account on Wednesday. They depict rodents playfully jumping over toilet rolls and squeezing toothpaste tubes hanging from the towel rings, stepping on a tube of toothpaste and knocking the bathroom mirror to one side. One appears to be counting the days of lockdown while another is swinging from the light cord.
Banksy is an anonymous graffiti artist from Bristol, who uses subversive epigrams and dark humour to provide political and social commentary on streets, walls, and bridges of cities throughout the world. Banksy’s work grew out of the Bristol underground scene, which involved collaborations between artists and musicians. Banksy authentication and artist enquiries or reports of stolen work should be directed to Pest Control. The latest work has appeared on the official Banksy Instagram account, the latest confirmation of an authentic Banksy.
His last work was revealed on Valentine’s Day. It appeared on the side of a house in Bristol and confirmed as the work of the elusive street artist Banksy on his Instagram account. The Banksy Valentine mural featured a stencil-artwork of a girl firing a slingshot of red flowers made with spray-painted ivy. It was heavily vandalised shortly after it appeared.