Banksy’s latest artwork, If You Don’t Mask, You Don’t Get, has recently been accidentally scrubbed by the cleaners. Ironically, the British artist had disguised himself as a London Underground cleaner to put up the art piece.
This particular piece is a public service announcement that encourages citizens to wear a mask to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Banksy posted the artwork via his Instagram prompting an intense search from fans to find it. There is now confirmation by the Evening Standard that the real London Underground cleaners have removed the priceless artwork.
When we saw the video, we started to look into it and spoke to the cleaners. It started to emerge that they had noticed some sort of ‘rat thing’ a few days ago and cleaned it off, as they should.Spokesperson for London Underground
The deletion of the artwork has, of course, sparked outrage with many defending the elusive artist.