The Rebel Bear is a Glasgow street muralist of unknown identity sometimes referred to as "The Scottish Banksy". The artist cloaks their identity while publicly creating work via the donning of a bear costume . The Rebel Bear is perhaps best known for their Glasgow street painting Fear and Love, of a male-female couple both dropping their protective masks a bit from covering their noses and mouths, to engage in a kiss.
Among their other works in Glasgow is a mural placed in an underpass making light of the mesmerizing power of Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook and a free Palestine/ free Wi-Fi' mural located at the top on Gibson Street, near the Glasgow University Library.
The Bear has gained worldwide attention for COVID-19 pandemic related art encouraging the wearing of protective masks (the celebrated aforementioned Fear and Love of a male-female couple both having lowered their protective masks to engage in a kiss) and thanking Frontline Healthcare workers (a nurse forming a heart with her hands on Ashton Lane in Glasgow).
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- ""The Rotting Apple" by The Rebel Bear in Brooklyn, New York". StreetArtNews. 23 March 2020.
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