Banksy hits the London Underground. 14 July 2020

Photographs: Banksy’s Instagram

The video of the hit was posted on Banksy’s Instagram on 14 July with the title “London Underground – undergoes deep clean”. It depicts Banksy entering an underground train carriage while dressed as a member of the cleanup crew.  Banksy paints a rat sneezing, while the other rats struggle to get their masks on.  At the end of the clip, we see the words “I get lockdown, but I get up again” sprayed on the doors of the carriage, referring to Chumbawamba’s hit Tubthumping from 1997.

“Transport for London confirmed on Tuesday evening that the work was removed “some days ago” due to strict anti-graffiti policy, but that it would welcome Banksy to recreate his message “in a suitable location”.