Girl with a Pierced Eardrum, Bristol

Girl with a Pierced Eardrum, Bristol

One of the latest of Banksy's creations in Bristol (October 2014), this one is located on the side of a building in Albion Docks in Hanover Place, in Bristol's Harbourside. If you look out for the clock tower and the nearby burger van, you'll see it. The mural features a satirical take on Vermeer’s famous “Girl with a pearl earring”, replacing the earring with an outdoor security alarm box on the wall.

It emerged right after the media had reported the arrest (and subsequent identification) of the elusive graffiti artist. Even with the black paint splattered over it in less than 24 hours after its appearance, the mural is in no way less gorgeous – in fact, some reckon the additional dripping paint only added a quirky charm to it.

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Girl with a Pierced Eardrum on Map

Sight Name: Girl with a Pierced Eardrum
Sight Location: Bristol, England (See walking tours in Bristol)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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