Street Art Confronts the Pandemic

Street art is the ultimate visual source of social commentary and the pandemic has lit a fire under the feet of muralists around the world.


Charlotte, N. C.

After a visit to his local supermarket on March 12, the Charlotte-based artist Darion Fleming realized that there would soon be no sanitizers anywhere: a thought that inspired his work “Pure’ll Gold.” “I thought it would be a funny idea to see gold spilling out of a Purell bottle,” he said, and added the words “Available Nowhere” on the bottle.