Electronic, paper and social media have been running hot in recent days with news of the elusive graffiti artist’s new Israeli-Palestinian project, The Walled Off Hotel in Bethlehem, which will open for guests on 12 March.
WATCH: Banksy has opened a hotel in the West Bank – Channel 4 News 04.03.17 [1:50]
The Walled Off Hotel features artworks exploring the Israel-Palestine conflict. Banksy wants it to host exhibitions by Palestinians artists to encourage dialogue with young Israelis and says people from all sides of the conflict are welcome to stay, and he is not affiliated to any political party or pressure group.
For more photos and video: See inside Banksy’s new Walled Off Hotel in Bethlehem – Channel 4 News 03.03.17
Of this most extraordinary political and permanent installation of his career, Banksy said: ‘Walls are hot right now, but I was into them long before Trump made it cool.’ Includes video [6:58].