03.03.17 by Staff

Banksy’s Latest Work: “Walled Off Hotel” in Bethlehem

Photos via Channel 4

Banksy’s latest art installation is a fully functional hotel where you can actually book a stay! Located in Bethlehem beside the cement barrier that separates Israel and Palestine, the Walled Off Hotel features things like the “worst view in the world” and barracks-style accommodations with complimentary earplugs and shared bathroom.

Of course, there’s also the option to stay in a guest room customized by the artist himself as well as other rooms outfitted by artists Sami Musa and Dominique Petrin (with more to follow). While a collection of notable contemporary Palenstinian artists will have their work on display in an additional gallery curated by historian and critic Ismal Duddera, the project is not aligned with any political movement. People from all sides of the conflict will be warmly welcomed and no fanaticism will be tolerated.

The hotel starts taking reservations March 11th and opens officially on March 20th. Click here for more information and check out more images below!

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14.12.15 by Staff

Banksy Takes on Syrian Refugee Crisis with New Steve Jobs Artwork

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“The Jungle” is a refugee camp in the French port city of Calais, the primary crossing point between England and France. It’s here that Banksy has revealed new artwork depicting the late Steve Jobs, founder of Apple and, as his piece highlights, the son of a Syrian migrant. The image is one in a series intended to change people’s misconceptions about the thousands of refugees living in the area. Infrastructure from Banksy’s recent “bemusement” park, Dismaland (previously posted about here), is also being used to help create emergency housing for migrants living in Calais. More images from “the Jungle” below.

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21.08.15 by Jeff

Dismaland: Banksy’s Twisted “Bemusement Park”

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Banksy’s latest exhibition, Dismaland, is certainly his most ambitious to date. The elusive artist has turned a dilapidated 2.5 acre seaside resort in Weston-super-Mare, England, into his version of a Disney theme park. And by his version I mean a provocative, sarcastic, wasteland created to be a scathing critique of consumerism and the depressing state of what we consider to be entertainment.

The park features 10 new works by the artist, including a sculpture that features Cinderella and her carriage post-accident, surrounded by paparazzi.

See lots more images below!

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16.12.11 by Jeff

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“Cardinal Sin” by Banksy.

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13.12.11 by Jeff

Steal Banksy

Art Series Hotels are hiding a $15,000 Banksy in one of their Hotels for you to steal. Grab it without getting caught and it’s yours.

14.02.11 by Jeff

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“B movie” a short film about the art of Banksy.

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Watch the film below!

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09.10.08 by Jeff

Banksy’s Pet Store!

Wooster Collective just posted some images and a fantastic video clip of Banksy’s latest show Village Pet Store and Charcoal Grill. It is completely unrecognizable as Banksy work as there are no trademark stencils, no wheatpastes, no graffiti of any kind in the space. Instead there are amazing animatronic sculptures – little chicken mcnuggets drinking from a bbq sauce package, security cameras perched in a nest, fish sticks swimming in a fish bowl, hotdogs lounging in cages with mustard drinking bottles.

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If you live in New York city get over to 89 7th Avenue between West 4th and Bleeker Street in the West Village! The show is up until Halloween.