Banksy Jokes His Wife Is Sick of Him Working From Home With New Artwork
Banksy has joked his wife is fed up with him working from home, having shared a rat-infested bathroom scene on Instagram.
The artist had roughed-up a bathroom and painted his famous rats in, all running amok with toilet paper and toothpaste.
One is even taking a leak in the toilet - having managed to splash its, erm, bodily fluids all over the seat.
Sharing a series of photos on Instagram, showing fans the amusing scene and all the details within in it, Banksy wrote: "My wife hates it when I work from home."
In the reflection of the mirror, you can also see a rat marking off the days during lockdown on the wall, while others dangle from light pulls and towel holders.
If you look carefully, there's even one perched on a bathroom shelf towards the top of the picture, poised with a bottle of soap that it's ready to launch at the other rats below.
Many of his fans were impressed that the artist managed to create such clever work even while in lockdown, with one commenting: "Banksy wins Instagram."
A second added: "So clever!"
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Another said: "Banksy doin the right thing stayin the f*** home!"
The owner of the house was delighted to find that the new Banksy artwork had appeared on his property - and on his birthday.
Edwin Simons, 67, said: "I'm shocked, absolutely shocked. How do we protect it? That's all there is in my mind. I don't want it vandalised. We want to protect it. I will never take it down - if I can protect it. I don't know what I'm going to do. We need someone with some knowledge about it.
"I've always been fascinated by Banksy. I think he's brilliant, absolutely brilliant - and he's more brilliant now! We never thought this would happen to us. I think it needs to be covered in anti-vandal paint. But I don't know how you would protect the flowers. We need to get some advice."
Sadly, it didn't take much time before the piece was vandalised - not that it seemed to bother Banksy, who shared an earlier sketch of the piece on Instagram and said: "I'm kind of glad the piece in Barton Hill got vandalised. The initial sketch was a lot better."
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