Cleaners didn’t know spray painting on a London Underground train was by widely acclaimed craftsman Banksy when they evacuated it, the BBC has been told.

The piece, If You Don’t Mask, You Don’t Get, was painted inside a Circle Line administration carriage.

Be that as it may, when he disclosed the work on his Instagram account, it had been cleaned away by Transport for London (TfL) cleaning groups.

A TfL source stated: “It was dealt with like some other spray painting on the system.”

“The activity of the cleaners is to ensure the system is spotless, particularly given the current atmosphere,” they said.

A video posted online demonstrated a man – dared to be Banksy – masked as a cleaner and outfitted with stencils.

It is thought the trick, uncovered on Tuesday, was intended to support the utilization of face veils.


By Tom Edwards, BBC London Transport Correspondent

It was a smear on a cleaning material well before the craftsman uncovered via web-based networking media he’d done it.

In the current atmosphere, it is maybe consoling that the cleaners on the Tube carried out their responsibility rapidly and productively and cleared off the work so rapidly.

Spray painting is respected – absolutely in the vehicle world and by numerous suburbanites – as something that adds to a compromising, unwelcoming climate.

Obviously there will be the individuals who state it ought to have been kept or secured as craftsmanship however that is to some degree scholarly.

You get the inclination Banksy, who has recently demolished his craft deliberately, knew precisely what might befall his work by putting it inside a carriage.

This was maybe all piece of the arrangement.

An official proclamation said the craftsmanship was expelled “a few days prior” in accordance with the London Underground’s “severe enemy of spray painting strategy”.

All open vehicle clients in London must wear a face covering, and TfL said it increased in value “the notion of empowering individuals” to do as such.

Face veils on open vehicle – one month on

“We’d prefer to offer Banksy the opportunity to do another form of his message for our clients in a reasonable area,” it included.


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