In Splashy Art Miami Display, Banksy Dealers Flout Palestinian Mural Controversy

Dec 5, 2012 8:16PM

Two art dealers who were  criticized last year for airlifting a pair of Banksy wall murals from sites in Palestine to far posher locales in Southampton and Manhattan confronted the controversy head on at this year’s Art Miami. In a mini-exhibition titled “Banksy: Out of Context,” the dealers,Robin Barton from London’s Bankrobber Gallery and New York dealer Stephen Keszler, installed the works behind velvet ropes and under dramatic spotlights, but emphasized that the paintings are no longer for sale.

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