Banksy in Palestine: the 10 best works – part 1
Banksy has, since the beginning of his career, expressed political and social ideas through a biting satire. From Flower Thrower to Girl Frisking Soldier, his works have been surfacing along The Wall since 2000. Called West Banksy, these pieces of street art along the Israeli West Bank barrier have popped up over the span of 20+ years by the anonymous artist. Banksy believes that the wall limits the freedom of the Palestinian people, inhibiting trade, the flow of goods, and travel to places of worship or interest. In order to communicate his idea of hope and make the message resonate around the world, he has spoken out against military oppression. The protagonists of his works are mainly children who try, through imagination, to create a breach in the wall. The works express a complex mixture of emotions and meanings: from the cruelty of war to the desire for freedom.
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