New print release canceled. 6 June 2017.

Due to legal issues, Banksy announced this morning on www.banksy.co.uk that he cancels the promotion of a free print for voting against the Tories

On 3 June Banksy had announced a new print release, a version of the iconic “Girl with Balloon”, only available to registered voters in the Bristol area who vote against the Conservative party. It would have been Banksy’s first regular print release since  “Choose your weapon” in 2010.

 

 

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Brexit mural in Dover, UK. 7 May 2017.

Banksy’s take on Brexit comes at a contentious time for European politics: the UK is currently undergoing a general election that will dictate the relationship with or without the EU. On the other side of the Channel, only 80 km away, France is deciding on its European future. Confirmed by Banksy’s Instagram account on 7 May 2017.

 

 

 

New Banksy originals on Instagram. March 2017.

 

Banksy reactivated his Instagram account in March 2017. Supposedly because the official website, http://www.banksy.co.uk, is dedicated exclusively to the Walled Off Hotel project. Starting on 20 March, Banksy published a series of four paintings in the “modified oil” genre. The two latest connects directly to “The Beach” series of three oil paintings at Walled Off Hotel.  http://www.instagram.com/banksy/ .

 

The Walled Off Hotel. Palestine, March 2017.

The Walled Off Hotel is the latest big exhibition by Banksy with more than 20 new originals. The hotel is a joint venture between the Banksy team and a local Palestinian entrepreneur with a background in the London art world. The Walled Off Hotel mixes art, politics,  and tourism in a very effective way. On the ground floor, there are 15 new Banksys and a museum commemorating  “a hundred years since the British took control of Palestine and helped kick start a Century of confusion and conflict.” On the upper level,  there’s an exhibition hall with local Palestinian artists, among them Suleyman Mansour.

Photos: R.A.