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Iconic Banksy Mural Gets Coronavirus-Themed Makeover

The anonymous street artist's "Girl With The Pierced Eardrum" piece is updated for the pandemic era.

Banksy’s world-famous “Girl With The Pierced Eardrum” mural has received a coronavirus-themed update.

A face mask was added this week to the British street artist’s interpretation of Johannes Vermeer’s painting “Girl With A Pearl Earring,” which appeared on a wall in his home city of Bristol, southwest England, in 2014.

Check out the mural before its COVID-19-related makeover:

And after:

It’s unclear if Banksy himself was behind the addition of the mask. His publicist did not immediately reply to HuffPost’s request for comment.

The anonymous street artist did, however, share last week how he’s been keeping himself busy during lockdown ― by redecorating his bathroom.

“My wife hates it when I work from home,” he lightheartedly captioned this Instagram post on Wednesday:


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