After several months of silence, the world wide phenomenon that is Banksy just updated his official website with a new series of works recently created in occupied Gaza. In his sharp and critical style, Mr B. has put ups some meaningful pieces including a cat playing with iron wire from destroyed homes, an image of the weeping Niobe, a Greek goddess that was punished for pride in her children, a watchtower being used as a merry go-round, and finally a strong message that states “If we wash our hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless we side with the powerful – we don’t remain neutral.”
Accompanied with a “promotional video” for Gaza, which in his ironic style describes the place as an appealing travel destination, this series once again proves the well deserved reputation the artist has had for years. While each of the pieces are meaningful and on point, the greatest value of these new works is the fact that he is using his art superstar popularity to attract the attention of the media to the parts of the world that desperately need it.
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