The UK hasn’t seen the sunniest summers, but that hasn’t stopped Banksy from popping into the seaside towns and leaving his mark.
A woman takes a photo of a stensil of a child digging in the sand, the subject of a graffiti bearing the features of the street artist Banksy on a wall in Lowestoft on the east coast of England on August 8 2021. Credit: Justin Tallis / AFP / Getty Images
The video titled “A Great British Spraycation” shows Banksy – his identity hidden, as usual – touring several cities in an aging cream-colored motorhome, armed with a cooler of paint cans. We see him briefly working on a few murals and adding some comedic touches to a statue.
One of the murals depicts a hermit crab guarding three empty shells, holding up a sign reading “Luxury Rentals Only” to three petitioning shellless crabs. In another mural near a beach, we see a rat relaxing in a lounge chair while raising a martini glass.
We can also hear a few passers-by.
“It sounds a lot like mindless vandalism,” says a woman after seeing a mural of a child handling a crowbar with a sandcastle in front of them.
Street art that appeared on a wall in Nicholas Everitt Park, a new work by street artist Banksy, in Lowestoft, England on Saturday August 7, 2021. Credit: DAD