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Elusive British artist Banksy has just appeared in the London Tube with a series of pieces encouraging people to wear a face mask.

A video posted yesterday on his Instagram shows a man dressed as a professional cleaner. Banksy can been seen ordering people away as he gets to work, painting rats using stencils inside the tube.

Transport for London said the art was removed “some days ago” in line with its “strict anti-graffiti policy”. The real cleaners were unaware that this was Banksy’s work.

The intervention is entitled “If You Don’t Mask, You Don’t Get” features a number of Banksy’s iconic rats in Corona-inspired poses and wearing face masks.

One rodent painted on the Circle Line train appears to be sneezing, another one is shown spraying anti-bacterial gel.

In pure graffiti style Banksy painted his name across the door of a train.

Rom Levy

About Rom Levy

Rom is the founder & editor in chief of StreetArtNews. In 2009, he launched the ‘StreetArtNews’ website to promote underground art, which widened his scope to work with a larger roster of street artists on events and exhibitions. He is noted as one of the latest figures to help popularize street art and as an authority on the latest trends in urban contemporary art.