Banksy Hoax, Does Dutch Master Remix of “Girl With the Pearl Earring”

Two things in the news today about Street Art man of mystery, Banksy:

Thing 1: He was not arrested, cuffed and covered with a shroud yesterday as reported and re-Tweeted throughout the street-art-isphere, but that hoax was excellent!  (Also, don’t you think he must be older than 35 by now?) See video at end.

Thing 2: It looks like he has just created a new piece referencing a 350 year old painting by the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer that uses a pearl earring for a focal point. In Banksy’s case, it is golden ADT security alarm box.

Brooklyn-Street-Art-Banksy-Girl-Pearl-Earring“Girl With the Pierced Ear” in this new image just released online, appears to be Banksy’s monochromatic take on the oil master Vermeer, below.

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Johannes Vermeer. Girl With a Pearl Earring, Oil on canvas, 1865.

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A lovely cafe from which you can enjoy some chips and a refreshment while gazing upon the new masterpiece by Banksy.

 

 

See the official Banksy site for more murky details, where we found the images above.

 

 

BANKSY Nabbed! Well, maybe not.