In Nottingham, England this week, a Banksy-style painting, alongside a bicycle missing a rear tire was spotted outside a beauty salon. The painting shows a young girl hula-hooping with a bicycle tire. Nothing has been posted on Banksy’s Website or social media claiming the artwork, though the painting style could easily link the two.
A shopkeeper in the painting’s immediate area witnessed the painting’s creation stating that a van with blackout windows was parked in the area earlier that week.
“I only saw the driver. I didn’t know what was going on or whether I should call the police,” he said. “He pretended like he had broken down but he was there for at least two hours.”
Locals are under the impression that the purpose of the painting is either to distract from the COVID-19 infection rates in Nottingham, or to praise Nottingham’s Raleigh bicycle factory.
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