Sunday, 16 December 2007



Braving threats and even warning shots from Israeli security forces, Banksy managed to make a statement through his works on the Israeli wall. Reactions were mixed to his contributions to the wall, but the coverage certainly raised global attention. This kind of work shows the development of Banksy from a local subversive to an artist with a global political agenda.

In his book "Banksy wall and Piece" he made the following statement:

Segregation Wall, Palestine

Palestine has been occupied by the Israeli army since 1967. In 2002 the Israeli government began building a wall separating the occupied territories from Israel, much of it illegal under international law. It is controlled by a series of checkpoints and observation towers, stands three times the height of the Berlin wall and will enventually run for over 700km - the distance from London to Zurich. Palestine is now the world's largest open-air prison and the ultimate activity holiday destination for graffity artists.

As usual I leave here some good examples of Banksy art. :)