Banksy drops t-shirt in support of defendants in the Colston case. 11 December 2021

In his own words:

“Next week the four people charged with pulling down Colston’s statue in Bristol are going on trial. I’ve made some souvenir shirts to mark the occasion. Available today 11th December from various outlets in the city (all proceeds to the defendants so they can go for a pint). One per person, £25 each plus VAT. Details on the Ujima Radio breakfast show from 9am.”

Photograph: @banksy on Instagram

A few hours later, the first Colston tees started popping up on eBay at £ 1,250 apiece. At 4 PM, Banksy’s PR woman Jo Brooks communicated: “Banksy t-shirt drops in Bristol have now sold out.”

Banksy releases X-mas T-shirt. 11 December 2019

As announced on @banksygrossdomesticproduct on 11 December:

Photograph: banksygrossdomesticproduct/Instagram

The T-shirts are only available for sale at an event in Bristol on 12 December. All of the proceeds go to four different homeless charities.

Banksy has collaborated with several NGOs over the years. One of them is, of course, the @lovewelcomes project, which among other things, made the coveted “Welcome Mat”, sold at the Gross Domestic Product.

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“Love Welcomes is a creative social enterprise that helps refugee women begin to stitch their lives back together.”  (https://lovewelcomes.org/pages/our-story)

Plenty of meaningful Christmas gifts at http://lovewelcomes.org.

Banksy at the World Travel Fair. London, 6 and 7 November 2018.

In Banksy’s own words, as announced 3 November on Instagram:

“Opening my first ever stall at a trade fair next week. I’ve painted a replica separation barrier to promote the Walled Off hotel, ironically the neighbours have complained it’s too tall. We’ll be at Palestine stand giving away free stuff, World Travel Fair, London Excel centre 6th and 7th November. Free to get in if you register online today and pretend to be a travel agent.”

A few days later, a new poster was announced. In Banksy’s own words:

“Free Palestine poster. Be advised we only have 1000 posters to hand out each day at the tourist fair. You can download one from the website at http://www.banksy.co.uk

The “we” pronoun in Banksy’s Instagram text was represented by Walled Off Hotel manager Wisam Salsaa handing out the posters personally.

Gift shop opened at Walled Off Hotel. 7 September​ 2017.

Banksy published two new pieces on Instagram today together with the following announcement:

“Opened a gift shop today – situated at the back of the Walled Off Hotel. Not to be confused with the “Banksy shop” next door – which has nothing to do with me at all. Hand painted mini souvenir separation walls now available. http://www.walledoffhotel.com”

The description of the piece to the right goes like this: “Military grade grappling hook and combination spiritual ornament. All proceeds stay in the local community.”

Photos: Banksy’s Instagram