Yesterday, despite a recent hoax alleging his arrest, Banksy revealed his new work on his website – Banksy.co.uk. The piece titled The Girl with the Pierced Eardrum was painted the night before at Dockside Studios in Bristol, but shortly after the reveal it got defaced with a splash of black paint. The pieces is a parody of Dutch master painter Johannes Vermeer’s Girl With A Pearl Earring. Using stencil and what seems to be an extinguisher with black paint, the elusive artist created a clever bastardized version incorporating the alarm bell on the facade into his portrait.
This piece was created in the area where a lot of art and music studios are located, including the Studio Upstairs that helped Dale Marshall after he was discharged from the hospital. It’s probably this artistic environment that inspired the Mr. B to create this work, and maybe even intentionally raise awareness about their worthy projects.
Photo credit by Banksy & Feralthings.
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