Banksy Draws Graffiti in Gaza, Palestine
Three new graffiti pieces by street artist Banksy appeared in Gaza, writes StreetArtNews. The first one features a person in a grief (an allusion to a Greek mythological figure Niobe, whose children were killed, and in her mourning she turned to stone), the second drawing shows children on swings connected to a military tower, the third one – a white kitten with a pink bow.
“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 every day. 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,” wrote the artist on his blog.
On his Youtube channel Banksy posted a two-minute video about the life of the destroyed city.