Banksy disguised himself as a tube cleaner to drive a busy graffiti train that drove through central London. It's called, "If you don't mask, you won't get".
The guerrilla artist, dressed in a warning jacket, kettle suit, goggles, and face mask, paints a black rat that coughs and sneezes in green paint over the window and walls of the car to encourage people to cover their faces.
Using the same pressure sprayer that London Underground employees use to disinfect disinfection trains, Banksy marks the door to the driver's cabin and other rats with face masks as parachutes or with antibacterial hand gel.
Banksy is filmed with paint and stencils when entering a subway station and boarding a train. At some point he takes commuters away while spraying the train that runs between Baker Street and Euston in broad daylight.
The fans have described his work as "powerful" and "crucial", but the critics were shocked that he could graffiti a train while pretending to be a subway worker before getting off the train minutes later.
His recent work makes it clear that he believes that anyone who does not wear a mask risks spreading the coronavirus in a film that ends with the message: "I am being locked up – but I am getting up again" – a play on words about Chumbawamba -Hit.
The star, who posted a video this afternoon spraying the train on Instagram, has never identified himself, but is believed to be a former public student Robin Gunningham from Bristol.
This sneezing and coughing rat is at the center of a new Banksy work of art on the tube that runs as the train travels through central London
The artwork was filmed and at some point Banksy led a commuter away from the part of the car he wanted to paint
The play, "If you don't mask – you don't get" encourages the British to wear masks to stop the spread of Covid-19
He even marked the door leading to the subway driver's door when people on the train watched him in broad daylight
It ends with the message: "I'm being banned – but I'm getting up again" – a play on words about the Chumbawamba hit
Today's publication of the artwork is significant as Boris Johnson revealed that face masks will be mandatory in confined spaces, such as stores, and the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, admitted that one in ten people on the tube still don't wear masks and only nearby is 50 people fined.
The tube artwork came weeks after Banksy showed support for the Black Lives Matter movement and said, "People with color are failing through the system."
His comment came after a week of protests triggered by the murder of the unarmed black man George Floyd in the United States.
The graffiti artist, who became famous for his provocative street art, shared a painting of a vigil candle with an American flag and its message.
He wrote: “At first I thought I should just shut up and listen to the black people on this subject.
"But why should I do that? It's not your problem, it's mine. & # 39;
He continued: “Colored people fail from the system. The white system.
& # 39; Like a broken pipe that floods the dwelling of the people who live below. The faulty system makes your life miserable, but it's not your job to fix it. You can't – nobody will let them up in the apartment.
& # 39; This is a white problem. And if white people don't fix it, someone has to come up and kick in the door. & # 39;
Banksy showed his support for the Black Lives Matter movement and said, "People with color fail through the system". He shared a painting of a vigil candle with an American flag along with his message
Who is banksy? Experts believe that guerrilla artists are a bourgeois boy from Bristol, or even a group led by Massive Attack Star 3D
Art insiders previously claimed there was compelling evidence that the artist is Bristol's former public student Robin Gunningham, who is believed to be in his early forties.
In March, scientists from Queen Mary University of London supported an email on Sunday identifying Mr. Gunningham as "the only serious suspect".
They used geographic profiling, a technique that is more commonly used to catch criminals or track outbreaks by tracing the locations of 192 works of art suspected by Banksys.
But there were always doubts.
Is he? The only clue so far was a photo taken 11 years ago in Jamaica by a man with a bag of spray cans and a stencil on his feet. Robin Gunningham is said to be a man
Others have claimed that Banksy was older, inspired by the French artist Blek le Rat, who started work in 1981 and could make him at least ten years older.
Is he? Massive attack star Robert Del Naja, who arrives at Banksy's Dismaland in Weston-Super-Mare, has also been accused of being the guerrilla graffiti star
The only clue so far was a photo taken 11 years ago in Jamaica by a man with a bag of spray cans and a stencil on his feet. It is said to be Gunningham.
Banksy has admitted that he disguises himself in public and claims that it is much easier and faster to install works yourself.
Appearances in public or in the film were also disguised or with a covered face. Banksy says he has to remain anonymous because of the often illegal nature of his art.
Robin Gunningham, who is believed to be in his late 30s or early 40s, remains the man most believed to be Banksy, although only a handful of the artist's friends know his true identity.
He was taught at the Bristol Cathedral School for £ 9,240 a year, which shocked some fans of the artist who liked her hero's stance against the establishment.
Banksy is known for using stencils to spray illegal pictures on public walls. Several councils and companies have started protecting his creations, and his works have been sold to celebrities, including Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.
There were rumors that the artist's name was Robin Banks, was from Bristol and that his parents thought he was a painter and decorator.
Gunningham's former school friend Scott Nurse said in 2011: “He was one of three people in my year who were extremely talented in art. I'm not surprised at all if he's Banksy. & # 39;
Records show that Gunningham once lived with artist Luke Egan, who later exhibited at Banksy. Mr. Egan initially denied knowing Gunningham, but later admitted to having lived with him.
Around 2000, when Banksy moved to London, Gunningham moved to an apartment in Hackney. Some of Banksy's most famous works have appeared nearby. At that time, Gunningham was living with Jamie Eastman, who worked for the Hombre record label, which used illustrations by Banksy.
Mr. Gunningham's own parents have denied that the artist was her son, although when his mother Pamela was shown the picture by post four years ago on Sunday, her mother initially denied that the newspaper even said she had a son, let alone one called Robin.
In 2016 a member of Massive Attack was appointed artist.
Robert & # 39; 3D & # 39; Del Naja, the founding member of the Bristol band, has been accused of being the guerrilla graffiti star because art keeps showing up near their performances.
In 2008 former public student Robin Gunningham was named Banksy on Sunday by Mail – and scientists who analyze his work also believe that he is.
But now investigative journalist Craig Williams, 31, claims the artist could be Mr. Del Naja, or maybe a team of people who are led by him and associated with Massive Attack and combine their concerts with graffiti.
Mr. Williams has plotted Banksy murals around the world, saying that in the past 12 years, at least six times more than a dozen have occurred in the same cities shortly before or after massive attacks.
3D was a graffiti artist in the 1980s and has admitted that he is friends with Banksy – but the journalist's new research concludes that he may be the artist himself.
His band, famous for the songs Tear Drop and Unfinished Sympathy, has made millions, while Banksy's art is sold for at least £ 500,000 a piece.
Mr. Williams said it was the common notion that the artist was "simple old school boy Robin Gunningham".
He said, "But what if Banksy isn't the only person everyone thinks he is? What if Banksy is a group of people who have stenciled different locations at home and abroad? Such rich work, done over a decade around the world, could allow the proposal.
& # 39; There is a rumor from 2010 that his work in North America was his work, but was not necessarily painted by him, but by a street team that happened to be following the Massive Attack tour.
"And after analyzing his North American work, that makes perfect sense."