Banksy Adds a Hula-Hooping Girl to the Streets of Nottingham, UK
We woke up this morning with confirmation of news about Banksy and his new work spied on the streets of Nottingham, England. Indeed, the piece is a very clever use of the typical street scene. The elusive one saw the broken down bicycle in front of the wall of a neighborhood beauty salon and painted a young girl, who herself adapted to the environment, by hula-hooping with the "lost" tire.
As the BBC noted, Nottingham remains the city with the highest coronavirus infection rates in the UK, but perhaps Banksy chose the city as a "nod to the city's famous Raleigh factory." The BBC interviewed a local woman, Amanda Forest, 49, who said, "With Nottingham being in the headlines because of Covid, it's something to put a smile on your face... Even if you're not interested in art, everyone knows Banksy." Absolutely.
All images from the BBC