World-renowned artist Banksy has produced an art piece to highlight the importance of face masks – painted inside a Circle Line service carriage.
A video unveiled on Banksy’s Instagram page showed a man – presumed to be the artist – disguised as a cleaner and holding spray paint and stencils.
The piece has since been removed by Transport for London (TfL) cleaning crews, with a TfL source telling the BBC that a strict no graffiti policy meant the artwork “was treated like any other graffiti on the network.”
“The job of the cleaners is to make sure the network is clean, especially given the current climate.”
All public transport users in London must wear a face covering, and TfL said that while it appreciated “the sentiment of encouraging people” to do so, Banksy’s art was removed.
“We’d like to offer Banksy the chance to do a new version of his message for our customers in a suitable location,” it added.
What are your thoughts on the Banksy piece? Should it have stayed or were TfL right to remove it? Let us know!
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