Banksy, ‘Walled Off Box Set’, 2017, Roseberys
Banksy, ‘Walled Off Box Set’, 2017, Roseberys

Banksy’s Walled Off Hotel in the Palestinian territories is a continuation of the artist’s interest in the region, first ignited when he graffitied the West Bank barrier in 2004. Banksy recently opened a gift shop to sell customized souvenirs relating to the locale and tense political situation.

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This work is accompanied by the original invoice from the Walled Off Hotel

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