He’s doing his best to qualify as an “underground” artist.
Banksy made his mark on the London Underground, dipping into the subway with a pile of paint to coat a car with rats engaging in coronavirus-themed behaviors.
On Tuesday, the elusive English street artist — whose identity is studiously kept secret from the broader public — shared a video on Instagram showing the tube as it turned into his canvas.
Banksy dressed as a street cleaner, clad in white and bright orange with goggles and blue gloves.
In the tagged car, an unmasked rat sneezes specks onto a window. Another rodent dispenses hand sanitizer.
“If you don’t mask — you don’t get,” Banksy captioned the post.
Banksy often draws rats. He once coated his own bathroom with them.
At the end of the clip, the car doors close, and a painted sentiment blaring in blue on the wall outside the train — “I GET LOCKDOWN” — is replaced with lettering painted on the closing car doors.
“BUT I GET UP AGAIN.”