Eight new stencils in Paris confirmed by Banky’s Instagram. 28 June 2018

Banksy’s stay in Paris has been a productive one. On 28 June, Banksy’s Instagram confirmed eight new stencils.

As reported by Street Art News (www.streetartnews.net) the following two pieces did appear in Paris at the same time and in the same area, but,  they haven’t been confirmed yet. Judging by style, execution and the political content they ought to be authentic.

 

Banksy continues in NYC with a piece on Trump capitalism​. 19 March 2018

Banksy continues his New York session 2018 with another large mural, this time in Brooklyn. The piece depicts a typical real-estate developer equipped with a hardhat and a graph instead of a whip in his hand. A reference to Mr. Trump’s beginnings as heir to the vast real estate empire founded by his father Fred Trump?

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Image: Banksy’s Instagram

The piece is located in Brooklyn, at Coney Island Avenue and Avenue I.

Banksy mural in New York in support of Zehra Dogan. 15 March 2018

A 22-meter long mural was unveiled on 15 March in New York in support of jailed Turkish painter Zehra Dogan.

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“I really feel for her. I’ve painted things much more worthy of a custodial sentence,” Banksy said in a statement to the New York Times.

The piece was made in collaboration with street artist Borf and can be found at the corner of Houston Street and the Bowery

 

 

 

New Rat in New York. 14 March 2018

Banksy is back in New York with his first piece since October 2013. It’s a brilliantly executed “rat-in-the-clock”, a theme which has been used a few times before, most recently at The Walled Off Hotel. The piece can be found on 6th Av, a few blocks south of Empire State Building.20180314 - Banksy SA - USA - New York - Rat in Clock.jpg

Image from Banksy’s Instagram

Two new Banksy street art pieces in Palestine. 3 December 2017

On 3 December there were two street art pieces unveiled. The first one depicts two angels trying to open up the Segregation Wall with a crowbar. Supposedly it was painted some days ago but hidden from the public eye with a banner. The second one is a text-based stencil with a sharp message in the center of Bethlehem.

Both are yet to be confirmed by banksy.co.uk or his Instagram account. According to well-informed sources, they are authentic.

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Banksy commemorates​ the Balfour declaration. 2 November 2017.

The Balfour Declaration was signed on 2 November 1917 by the British government announcing support for the establishment of a “national home for the Jewish people” in Palestine, then an Ottoman region with a minority Jewish population. It read:

His Majesty’s government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country.

Banksy commemorated the Balfour declaration with an apology on the segregation wall a few meters from his Walled Off Hotel, and a small ceremony with a Queen Elizabeth impersonator.

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An official statement from Banksy read:

“This conflict has brought so much suffering to people on all sides – it didn’t feel appropriate to ‘celebrate’ the British role.  The British didn’t handle things well here. When you organise a wedding,” referring to the promise of a Jewish national homeland in Palestine, “it’s best to make sure the bride isn’t already married.”

Inside the Walled Off  Hotel, there is a truly brilliant and interesting museum on the situation created by the Balfour declaration, curated by the Banksy team together with Dr Gavin Grindon from Essex University.

Calais. France, December 2015.

Four stencils appeared on 13 December in “The Jungle”, a Calais refugee camp. Since Dismaland it’s clear that Banksy’s preferred theme is the refugee situation in Europe.

Photos: http://www.banksy.co.uk, http://www.lemonde.fr