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THE WALL

Banksy

The Wall - Banksy (Palestine, 2005)A series of pieces by British street artist Banksy, done during a summer 2005 visit to the occupied West Bank, where for a number of years the Israeli Defense Forces have been constructing a wall.  As the artist later advertised on his website, the wall provided "the ultimate activity holiday destination for graffiti writers."  Describing his work further, giving some context to his so-called illegal art, Banksy continued: "How illegal is it to vandalize a wall if the wall itself has been deemed unlawful by the International Court of Justice? ... It stands three times the height of the Berlin Wall and will eventually run for over 700km - the distance from London to Zurich. ... It essentially turns Palestine into the world’s largest open-air prison."


Date of creation: Summer 2005 (Palestine)

Medium: Spray paint, stencil, and paper on cement

Number of pieces: 9


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