Banksy, ‘Donkey Documents’, 2007, MultiplesInc Projects
Banksy, ‘Donkey Documents’, 2007, MultiplesInc Projects
Banksy, ‘Donkey Documents’, 2007, MultiplesInc Projects
Banksy, ‘Donkey Documents’, 2007, MultiplesInc Projects
Banksy, ‘Donkey Documents’, 2007, MultiplesInc Projects
Banksy, ‘Donkey Documents’, 2007, MultiplesInc Projects

Created in Bethlehem, Banksy´s controversial mural depicts a donkey having its identification papers checked by an armed Israeli soldier, mocking the stringent security measures enforced by the Israeli government.

The piece is part of a series of works created by Banksy along the concrete barrier dividing the Palestinian West Bank from Israel in 2007 and was made to promote his holiday fundraiser exhibition "Santas Ghetto". The work was posted by Banksy on his own website shortly after creation. The excised mural is the largest and most significant intact Banksy mural in existence from his visit to Israel. Banksy´s location choice, timing and subject matter draws parallels with the donkey depicted in the biblical Christmas story who transported Mary into Bethlehem, where she is believed to have given birth to Jesus. Indeed, Just behind Banksys mural can be seen the cross and bell tower of the Church of The Nativity, built over the spot where Jesus is said to have been born.

All profits from the original buying price was per contract donated to the Orthodox Church in Beit Jala.

Exhibited at Chelsea Harbour Design Centre in September , 2015 in London, ...

About Banksy

Whether plastering cities with his trademark parachuting rat, painting imagined openings in the West Bank barrier in Israel, or stenciling “We’re bored of fish” above a penguins’ zoo enclosure, Banksy creates street art with an irreverent wit and an international reputation that precedes his anonymous identity. “TV has made going to the theatre seem pointless, photography has pretty much killed painting,” he says, “but graffiti has remained gloriously unspoilt by progress.” Banksy has gained his notoriety through a range of urban interventions, from modifying street signs and printing his own currency to illegally hanging his own works in institutions such as the Louvre and the Museum of Modern Art. Most often using spray paint and stencils, Banksy has crafted a signature, immediately identifiable graphic style—and a recurring cast of cops, soldiers, children, and celebrities—through which he critically examines contemporary issues of consumerism, political authority, terrorism, and the status of art and its display.

British, Bristol, United Kingdom

Solo Shows

2017
Venice Biennale, 
Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy,
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2013

Group Shows

2018
Birmingham,
From Pop Art to Art Pop: Album Covers By 20th Century Masters
2018
2016
Guy Hepner, 
New York,
2015
Masters Projects, 
Brooklyn,
2014
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