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banksy girl with the pierced eardrum 3

Despite the recent hoax claiming that he’d been arrested and identified, legendary street artist Banksy continues to paint up the city. In fact, in the midst of the uproar over whether he’d been identified, a new work appeared on his website.

Painted on a wall in the artist’s home city, Bristol, the new piece pays tribute to Johannes Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring.” Banksy’s version, which appears on a building in the city’s Harbourside is called “Girl with a Pierced Eardrum.”

For the earring in question, Banksy incorporated…wait for it…

…the building’s alarm bell:

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