Banksy, ‘ "The Alternativity" Walled Off Hotel’, 2017, Ephemera or Merchandise, Lithograph, New Union Gallery
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Banksy

"The Alternativity" Walled Off Hotel, 2017

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20.3 × 15.2 cm
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Director Danny Boyle has teamed up with Banksy to stage an alternative nativity play at the …

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Walled Off Hotel
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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.

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Director Danny Boyle has teamed up with Banksy to stage an alternative nativity play at the artist's Bethlehem hotel.

The Alternativity was staged in the car park of the artist's Walled Off Hotel in the occupied West Bank. The process was filmed for a BBC Two documentary.

A video on the hotel's Facebook …

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Poster in pristine condition.
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https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-42321736
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Walled Off Hotel
Banksy
British
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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.

Banksy

"The Alternativity" Walled Off Hotel, 2017

Lithograph
8 × 6 in
20.3 × 15.2 cm
.
$1,000
Ships from Atlanta, GA, US
Shipping: $15 domestic, $125 rest of world
Locked
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