Artists around the world have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by creating eye-catching coronavirus street art. Face masks, toilet paper, and the coronavirus (or SARS-CoV-2) itself are all common themes in the street art, while some works are giving advice on how to stay healthy.

From LA to Berlin and Moscow, here are some of the best coronavirus-themed street art contributions illuminating walls in cities across the world that show we’re all in this together. A quick Google search will show you that there are literally hundreds of more works of art, with new ones popping up every day, but these are 21 of the top coronavirus inspired murals from around the world:

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Here Are Street Artists’ Take On The COVID-19 Pandemic

1A mural by Eme Freethinker in Berlin depicts Gollum from ‘Lord of the Rings’ worshipping a toilet roll; the speech bubble reads “My darling”  

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2This mural in Warsaw shows medical personnel wearing protective masks as heroes

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3Street art on the gates of a closed pub in the northern English town of Pontefract thanks NHS staff and key workers involved in treating COVID-19 patients 

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4Another mural in Dublin depicts a modern-art inspired coronavirus cell

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5A coronavirus street art piece by artist Pony Wave on Venice Beach in Los Angeles showing a couple kissing with face masks

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6Another piece of street art in Los Angeles depicts Prince Harry wearing a hoodie that reads “Keep Calm and Wash Your Hands” 

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716-year-old artist SF paints graffiti related to the coronavirus on the roof of his apartment building in Athens 

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8People stand over graffiti designed to bring awareness on social distancing at a market in Chennai

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9A coronavirus inspired mural depicting an artist’s impression of viruses outside a block of flats to the south of St Petersburg

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10Coronavirus street art depicts the importance of face masks, with the Arabic hashtag “Stay aware” on a wall in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum

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11Syrian artist Aziz al-Asmar and children pose next to a cartoon depiction of the virus with text in Arabic above reading “the Corona that you dislike sickens you”

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12Palestinian artist Rana al-Ramlawi works on a sand sculpture asking people to stay home in Gaza City

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13A jogger passes coronavirus street art in Paris reminding people to wear masks, with a message reading “Achoo COVID-19”

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14This mural along the construction site of a new medical centre for patients suspected of coronavirus in Moscow reads “Fight!”

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15In Catania, Italy, someone painted the Mona Lisa with a mask over her face; text reads, “#Catanianonsiferma,” which means “Catania does not stop”

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16Keeping with this theme, street art found in Madrid shows the Virgin Mary wearing a face mask

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17A pregnant woman wearing a face mask walks past a mural doing the exact same thing in Hong Kong

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18Street artists use their work to raise awareness about hygienic practices in Senegal, advising people, “In the absence of a handkerchief, cough and sneeze into the crook of the elbow”

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19This coronavirus street art at a traffic junction in Bangalore depicts the virus as a mythical monster

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20A coronavirus inspired mural by street artist Lionel Stanhope on a bridge wall in south-east London depicts a woman in a face mask

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21Coronavirus inspired mural by graffiti artist Bandit shows two children playing with toilet paper in New Orleans

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Coronavirus Street Art Reminds Us We’re All In This Together

As the coronavirus continues to affect communities across the globe, the colourful work of street artists depicts how countries are dealing with this pandemic, giving advice and messages of support. These paintings add a splash of colour to the landscape, while also getting across powerful messages to those who see them.


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