The Velvet Bandit
United States of America
roaring 20's; masking; birthday; birthday cake
This piece depicts a showgirl in an elaborate costume, holding a three tiered birthday cake. Her costume displays the text "roaring 20's" and she's wearing a face mask. She also has a bandaid on her arm, suggesting that she has been vaccinated. The cake displays a candle of the number one and the woman's index finger is extended, also signifying the number one. The cake is likely meant to celebrate the artist's first year as an active street artist. However, this also coincides with the first anniversary of the lockdowns, so it may be a veiled reference to that as well.
Urban Art Mapping Research Project