Banksy Goes Undercover in Gaza to Create New Works

Publish date:

Banksy, the worlds most famous street artist, returned to Palestine to create a new series of powerful and thought provoking works. In 2005 the artist first visited Israel's West Bank barrier wall where he created a series of satirical artworks and now he has done the same, this time including a video about Gaza.

The video highlights the devastation caused by the conflict between Israel and Hamas militants as well as featuring the new works shown in the pictures below. In his normal satirical style the works depict children swinging on a fairground ride that is actually a surveillance tower, a Greek figure that appears to be weeping and a giant cat that is playing with a rusty ball of steel.

The cat was inspired by Banksy's deep understanding of the internet and animals, as he writes on his website, "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."


banksy gaza 2

banksy gaza 3

banksy gaza 4

banksy gaza 5

banksy gaza 6

banksy gaza 7