Banksy Updated With a Face Mask / Dispatch From Isolation # 32

Banksy’s “The Girl With A Pierced Eardrum” painted in Bristol’s Albion Dock in 2019 has experienced a Covid-19 makeover.

Banksy “The Girl with a Pierced Eardrum” Bristol, UK. (photo © Reuters/Rebecca Naden)

The famous piece inspired by the other more famous piece “Girl with a Pearl Earring” by Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer has been enhanced by the addition of the now-ubiquitous blue face mask on the girl’s face.

Word on the street is that the addition might not be that of the famously reclusive artist himself but that of an admirer. Usually, Banksy gives his pieces on the street his imprimatur by posting them on his Instagram account. At the time of this posting on BSA, such action hasn’t yet been taken.

Banksy “The Girl with a Pierced Eardrum” Bristol, UK. (photo © AFP/Getty Images/Geoff Caddick)
Johannes Vermeer. “Girl with a Pearl Earring” c. 1665 in the collection of the Mauritshuis in The Hague. The Netherlands.
A quarantine reprise by LorenzoTheCat