Street Art 2006, abroad.

Banksy went to the US in the fall of 2006 to prepare Barely Legal, the enormous Los Angeles exhibition. There are at least three stenciled pieces in the Los Angeles area from this period.

The segregation wall. Palestine, August 2005.

In August 2005 Team Banksy visited Palestine where they painted seven large murals on the segregation wall. Banksy’s feelings about the barrier are made explicit in a statement which says the wall “essentially turns Palestine into the world’s largest open prison.” On Banksy’s website, readers are reminded that Israel’s 425-mile-long West Bank barrier, separating Israel from the Palestinian territories, is considered illegal by the United Nations. During the visit to Ramallah and surrounding areas, Banksy reports some tense moments. His spokeswoman Jo Brooks said: “The Israeli security forces did shoot in the air threateningly and there were quite a few guns pointed at him.”

Photos: Wall and piece – Banksy

Early street art abroad. 2000-2003.

Banksy goes to Barcelona, Berlin, Tokyo, Paris, Los Angeles and Israel, where he paints the first stenciled version of the iconic “Love is in the air”.