MOMENTS | Mash-up: Banksy’s Girl with a Pierced Eardrum Remixes Johannes Vermeer Girl with a Pearl Earring
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Banksy’s latest work artist’s Girl With A Pierced Eardrum parodied Johannes Vermeer’s 1665 masterwork Girl With A Pearl Earring. Notorious for his satirical street art and subversive epigrams, it’s very much in line with the Banksy’s dark humor to replace the girl’s pearl earring with a burglar alarm box. There’s also a tongue-in-cheek reference to the burger van opposite the mural, with a caption that reads, “Gallery cafe open Monday to Sunday 8am to 2pm.”
The street art appears in Banksy’s hometown of Bristol, UK. Unfortunately, and to the surprise of absolutely no one, the new piece was defaced less than 24 hours later.
News of Banksy’s latest work broke right on the heels of false reports of the street artist’s arrest.
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[Photo source: Banksy]