Banksy new pieces in Gaza

Gaza is often described as ‘the world’s largest open air prison’ because no-one is allowed to enter or leave. But that seems a bit unfair to prisons – they don’t have their electricity and drinking water cut off randomly almost everyday.

– Banksy

New Banksy out of nowhere yesterday and he and the art make a powerful statement. He chose Gaza in Palestine as the location for 4 pieces. This first one is inspired by Rodin’s “The Thinker” and titled “Bomb Damage.” View the gallery above for the others, including the text-only piece, and watch a behind the scenes video accompanying the creation. All of these are pretty great.

A local man came up and said ‘Please – what does this mean?’ I explained I wanted to highlight the destruction in Gaza by posting photos on my website – but on the internet people only look at pictures of kittens.

– Banksy