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Banksy unveils art under lockdown

Anonymous England-based street artist Banksy unveiled his new masterpiece on social media as he “works from home” during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The mysterious artist, who remains unknown to the public, has shared a rare insight into his life at home during lockdown as he posted a series of photos of his new artwork on Instagram.

The photos feature Banksy's bathroom with infamous sketches of rats getting up to mischief.

The artist captioned the post: “My wife hates it when I work from home.”

The rats can be seen hanging on hand-towel holders, squirting toothpaste, running on toilet paper, squirting soap and using the toilet.

One can even be seen marking down the days in lockdown with red lipstick in the reflection on the mirror.

Fans were stoked that the artist shared his new masterpiece.

“Just made your restroom worth more than your whole house,” one person commented.

Meanwhile, another person added: “We'll try not to rat you out.”

Banksy has painted rats in the past across England with phrases such as “Because I'm Worthless” and “Our Time Will Come”, to show a message that graffiti will constantly reappear, just like the rodents.

The rat imagery was inspired by French graffiti artist Blek le Rat. — NZ Herald

MASTERPIECE: The mysterious artist Banksy, who remains unknown to the public, has shared a rare insight into his life at home during the lockdown. Picture supplied