Banksy has been very busy in Liverpool recently.
The prolific yet secretive artist has gifted not one but two new works to the city, with both appearing within days of each other.
The first is a new graffiti work, which turned up around the same time as the Queen visited the city to officially open the new Museum of Liverpool at the start of December.
At odds with the demonic marker pen-touting rat up in Chinatown, the bi-plane draws a heart with its vapour trail on the wall of a car park round the back of the Pig and Whistle pub, and to the side of Western Approaches.
Although it has since been grafittied itself, at least Robbo was kind enough to leave enough space around the actual image itself that when his tag eventually gets painted over, it shouldn’t touch the artwork itself.
And then just days later, Banksy confirmed he had loaned a new work to the Walker Art Gallery.
Situated among the works created specifically for members of the church across the centuries, Cardinal Sin is the artist’s response the abuse scandals that have been rocking the Catholic Church.
The bust of a clergyman has had its face sawn off and covered in small bathroom tiles to create a pixilated effect, disguising the man underneath.
While the church has been less than enthusiastic about his choice of subject matter, the work itself has been deemed not offensive.
The illusive Bristolian has said the Walker is his favourite art gallery. Who knows, next time you’re there you might just walk past him. Although you wouldn’t know anyway.