THE GIRL WITH THE PEARL EARRING
THE GIRL WITH THE PEARL EARRING, 2014 (BS1 6UU Hanover place and Sydney Row) This is a real satirical reinterpretation of “The girl with the pearl earring” by Jan Vermeer where instead of the earring makes its appearance on the wall the anti-theft box ADT and just for this desecrating act, Banksy renamed the play “The Girl with the Perforated Eardrum.” This mural appeared in October 2014 with the aim of refuting the false news released by the “National Report” (American satirical website), according to which Banksy had been arrested and consequently his secret identity had also been revealed. Although immediately after her appearance some black paint was sprayed around the girl’s face, the work remains wonderful. In the night between 21 and 22 April of 2020, in full emergency Coronavirus, on the face of the girl appeared a gigantic blue mask, a symbol of the great discomfort of the times that we are living
THE GRIM REAPER
YOU DON’T NEED PLANNING PERMISSION TO BUILD CASTLES IN THE SKY
WELL HUNG LOVER
THE PAINT POT ANGEL
MILD MILD WEST
ROSE ON A MOUSETRAP
TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN
CAT AND DOG
Banksy was a pretty busy artist during the pandemic. His latest work in fact appeared again between the walls of a semi-detached house at Vale Street in Bristol(BS4 3BT). It’s known to be the steepest residential street in England. The work of the artistit depicts an old woman with a veil as she sneezes, a sneeze so intense that she loses her denture, purse and stick. Aachoo!! For fear of vandalism, in this case, the masterpiece was covered and put safe.
START: I started with the girl with the BS1 6UU pearl earring, in an area not far from the city center but you can also choose to start from another work.
END: I finally left the Easton area, a bit outside the city center. You can decide to move on foot or by bus. The last piece I saw was the masked gorilla.
HOW TO GET:
WHEN TO GO: It is a path that you can do all year long both on foot and using public transport.
TIME: Much of the day to see all of Banksy’s works and various stops.
- Comfortable clothing and shoes, don’t forget a rain jacket
- Bring water, along the way you will find various points where you can eat and drink
- If you want to spend just a few hours I suggest you keep in the Stokes Croft area where there are various works not only by Banksy.
- If you want to learn more about the history of Banksy’s works there is the opportunity to participate in walking tours with a guide, I recommend Blackbeard